- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 20, 2002

Location: Huntley Meadows Park is located at 3701 Lockheed Blvd. south of Alexandria.

Directions: From the Beltway, take Exit 177A (Route 1 south). Follow Route 1 3 1/2 miles to Lockheed Boulevard. Make a right onto Lockheed; the park entrance is on the left.

Admission: Free

Hours: The park is open daily from dawn till dark. The hours for the visitors center vary according to season; hours through December are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The center is closed on Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days.

Parking: Free and plentiful

Park features: Several miles of trails that run through woods and wetlands; nature programs for the whole family; great bird-watching opportunities. Many of the trails are wheelchair-accessible.

More information: 703/768-2325 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntley

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