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Wilderness in the city

The wild trail that circles Heritage Island.


Kingman Island and Heritage Island are situated in the Anacostia River and part of Northeast and Southeast Washington, D.C. Both islands are manmade, built from material dredged from the Anacostia and completed in 1916. They’re rugged but beautiful islands, perfect for hiking and biking, which also have an extensive wetlands area.

I didn’t even know they existed until a neighbor said he often walked his dog there. It must have taken us 10 minutes to drive to the islands from our house. Amazing that such places exist within the city limits!

Osprey and catch, posted earlier:

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Jeff Real23-Jun-2018 13:46
That path is beckoning!
I love the interplay of light and shadow here
Julie Oldfield22-Jun-2018 01:01
Great light in this capture. It looks so refreshing. V
fotabug21-Jun-2018 05:33
Wow, great place to find in the city!
LynnH19-Jun-2018 14:42
How nice that you've discovered these places! I love that the city has left some areas "wild". V
Charlene Ambrose19-Jun-2018 05:43
Very pretty trail - looks like a great place to go for a walk. V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal18-Jun-2018 21:02
Looks like a beautiful place, nice shot Helen. V
Colin Storey18-Jun-2018 20:59
Lovely with the light and shadows.
joseantonio18-Jun-2018 19:39
must be lovely to be there in a hot summer morning.V.
bill friedlander18-Jun-2018 18:40
A pleasant place for a leisurely stroll on a warm summer's day. V
Chris Morton18-Jun-2018 17:34
indeed , great value to have wild areas within the city
Jim Coffman18-Jun-2018 16:47
Looks like a great place to spend time!
Tom Munson18-Jun-2018 16:22
Looks like a wonderful place for a walk. Great shot.
globalgadabout18-Jun-2018 13:42
over a century lush growth seems to have developed here, and clearly makes the island so appealing..