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A Fall Walk on Theodore Roosevelt Island (In-person Tour — Smithsonian Associates)
November 5, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am EDT$55 – $75
Enjoy a fall morning walk on a natural oasis in the Potomac with Melanie Choukas-Bradley, the author of the book “Finding Solace at Theodore Roosevelt Island.” The nearly 2-mile path follows the island’s shore and moves deep into the swamp and tidal inlet along the boardwalk where willows, bald cypresses, and cattails frame views of Washington, D.C.
Melanie shares an overview of landscape’s fascinating mix of trees, wildflowers, birds, and other wildlife and highlights the island’s history and the legacy of the naturalist and conservationist president it memorializes. The morning also includes pauses for moments of guided forest bathing to quietly soak up the beauty of this wild island set against the capital city.