“Merci encore à Helen pour notre échange, nous avons passé un superbe séjour avec nos trois enfants, la maison est très agréable avec un super environnement et des voisins adorables. Nombreuses activités culturelles notamment sur Washington (20 minutes en voiture), avec des musées extraordinaires (et gratuits...) nombreuses activités sportives également.... New York à 4 heures en voiture, Alexandria à 35 minutes, Annapolis à 1 heure.... Helen a été extremement respectueuse de notre maison ...nous conseillons vivement l'échange... Claire & David”
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Where is it?
Just 20 minutes from downtown Washington DC, my community, called Woodrock, is adjacent to the Great Falls National Park along the beautiful Potomac River and the historic Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. It is one of the most picturesque areas close to the nation's capital and is sought after for its natural beauty, hiking/biking trails, kayaking and other outdoor activities. From my front door, the entrance to the National Park trails is just a five-minute walk. Or you can drive to the Park's Main Entrance a few minutes away and access the Great Falls, the C&O Canal, and the hiking/biking trails from the parking area. The nearest town for shopping/restaurants is Potomac Village, just 5 minutes away. We are a community of small/large townhomes, and large single family homes, secluded inside parkland. Washington DC is accessible along two beautiful drives on either side of the Potomac River. The Shenandoah Mountains and Skyline Drive are one hour to the West through rural historic Virginia and Maryland farmland/horse country. The Chesapeake Bay is one hour to the East where you can visit historic Annapolis, home of the Naval Academy and a large sailing community. Along the Chesapeake are miles of picturesque fishing villages famous for their seafood and blue crab dishes. Beyond Annapolis you can access the Eastern Shore(DelMarVa Peninsula of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia) - famous for their beaches and historic communities.
New York is a few hours away by fast train from Union Station in downtown Washington DC. Or, 15 minutes from my house is a very comfortable tour-type bus to New York for $35.00. There is a never-ending array of cultural activities in Washington DC -- from monuments to museums to stage performances to exhibits to nightlife and cinema. The National Mall contains many of the tourist sites -- The White House, the Capitol, and many of the famous monuments. The Smithsonian Museums alone would take weeks to cover. The old towns of Georgetown and Alexandria are popular as historic centers with quaint streets, boat tours and shopping areas. 14 miles away is the historic home of George Washington, high on the banks of the Potomac River - a picturesque place to visit in one day. Two hours south is Colonial Williamsburg along the James River, and two hours southwest is Monticello, the historic home of Thomas Jefferson. Many other interesting areas, too numerous to list, are within a short driving distance from my home. I am sure you will never lack for interesting things to do in this area.
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