Temple Hill Park

Come out to the farm to pick out a beautiful bouquet of Sunflowers, Zinnias and Cosmos. A bouquet is only $5.00 with each sunflower stem and additional $0.50.


Temple Hall was constructed in 1810 for William Temple Thomson Mason (24 July 1782–1862), a son of Thomson Mason and his second wife Elizabeth Westwood Wallace of nearby Raspberry Plain, and nephew of George Mason. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_Hall

This can be an all day family activity.  Children will spend the day on the playground and enjoying all the animals on the farm.  The best time to visit is during the fall Festival including a giant 24 acre maze, paintball shooting gallery, pumpkin blasters, jumping pillow & much more!

The children can spend the day on the playground and walking around the farm visiting the animals. The best time to visit is during the fall festival including a giant 24 acre maze, paintball shooting gallery, pumpkin blasters, jumping pillow.

There is amble spots to picnic however dogs are not allowed on the property.  The farm is free to visit.

March 31 – November 6
Mondays (Open November 5): CLOSED
Tuesday-Sunday: 9:00-4:30 PM

Please call 703-779-9372 to reach the park staff.

https://www.novaparks.com/parks/temple-hall-farm-regional-park

Rock Creek Park

Rock Creek Park was established by an act of Congress signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison on September 27, 1890. The main section of the park comprises 1754 acres. On the weekends the roads through the park are closed offering more paths for visitors to enjoy.

Things to do in the Park:

National zoo
Trails
Picnic
Horse center
Amphitheatre
Pierce Mill
Planetarium
Golf and more
https://www.nps.gov/rocr/index.htm

The park gained notoriety in 2001 with the disappearance of intern Chandra Levy.  She 24, was last seen in Washington on April 30, 2001 and her skeletal remains were found in the park May 2002.   See the timeline of events:
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=121163&page=1

Support her cause for justice.
http://www.justiceforchandra.com/

Echo Park

Echo Park Entrance

In the early 20th century the Chautauqua site was turned into an amusement park named Glen Echo Park. The amusement park was one of the larger establishments of its type in the Washington, D.C. area, and was very popular well into the late 1940s. By the mid-1950s, however, attendance began to decline due to the growing popularity of larger regional theme parks, such as Disneyland. Another blow to the park occurred in 1960 when the trolley line from Washington, D.C. ceased operation.

https://glenechopark.org/events

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Echo_Park,_Maryland

Niagra Falls, NYC


A short drive from the Buffalo airport approx 20 miles you will arrive at your destination. The water plungs over the edge of the Niagara Escarpment – to what is now known as Lewiston, NY.

American Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Bridal Veil Falls  make up the  Niagara Falls originates from the upper Great Lakes and the river is estimated to be 12,000 years old.

The Horseshoe Falls is 170 feet high is the largest of the 3 falls.  The river below Niagara Falls averages 170 feet deep.  Annie Edson Taylor was the first person to go over the falls in a barrel.

Fun facts:
– At the current rate of erosion, scientists believe that the Niagara Falls will be gone in around 50000 years.
– Approximately 28,000,000 (that’s 28 million!) liters of water travel down Niagara Falls every second.
– The Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in the United States (1885).
– About 20% of the drinking water in the United States goes through and over Niagara Falls. Yup, you have most likely drank water that came from the Falls.

Speaking of fun 2 effects which one is better?

Organ Pipe National Monument

Did you know?
The major difference between a national park and a national monument is the manner in which they are created. A national park is established through an Act of Congress, and the land may originate from a variety of sources, including public and private land. A national monument is established by Presidential proclamation, and this land is to be taken only from existing public (federal) ownership.

Organ Pipe National Monument is about a 2 hour drive from Tucson.  Some quick facts.  The park was established  in 1 937 Franklin D. Roosevelt. Most of the mountains in the monument are volcanic in origin in the Ajo range. The highest peak in this range, as well as in the park, is Mt. Ajo, which elevates to a height of 4,808 feet.