Maggie Lilly Second part

  1. Academic Journals

Source 1: Henson Creek Park is a family and pet friendly park that features a bike trail, skating ring, jogging trials, and forest trails.  The 5.7 mile Henson Creek Trail extends from Oxon Hill Road to Temple Hill Road. The park also has recreational fields and parts of it passes through neighborhoods.


“Henson Creek Trail.” MNCPPC, MD,


Source 2: Piscataway Creek is located by the Potomac River in Prince George’s County.  It is a 18.6 mile long tributary along the river. The last 2.5 miles of the trail ends near the Potomac River, entering it at Fort Washington Park.  The United States Geological Survey records two names for Piscataway Creek: Pascattawaye Creek and Puscattuway Creeke.


“Piscataway Creek.” Piscataway Creek at Piscataway Area Map–Potomac River Guide


Source 3: Fort Washington Marina is another well-known trial that runs along the Potomac River and it shares some trails with Piscataway Creek. It is a large marina that has easy access to the river with boat docks and is great for kayaking and canoeing.  However, the channel of the marina has a depth of about 5.5 feet.   



“Fort Washington Marina.” Fort Washington Marina–Potomac River Guide,


  1. Experts


Source 1: Chesapeake National Park winds through the Potomac River Valley and is about 184-mile trail long, which runs from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland, The trail of crushed stone, gravel, and dirt is perfect for walking, biking, or horseback riding.  The entrance is located in Great Falls and the fee is $2.


Dreher, Beth, and Nichele Hoskins. “Hike through History.” Health (Time Inc. Health), vol. 18, no. 6, July 2004, pp. 96–98. EBSCOhost,


Source 2: Maggie Spilner wrote an article called “The Beauty of the Off-Season,” which is about hiking outdoors and exploring off trails.  She adventures on various parks and hiking trails and journals the ones that were her favorite. I think it’s great that someone like Spilner enjoys the outdoors and loves to embrace mother-nature.

Spilner, Maggie, and Marianne McGinnis. “The Beauty of the 0ff-Season.” Prevention, vol. 55, no. 3, Mar. 2003, p. 93. EBSCOhost,


  1. Historical


Source 1: 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Washington D.C includes urban hikes, walks to scenic suburban, and wilderness hikes in the D.C. area.  It is a highly rated guide book for local and quests that are nature-lovers. People have said that the book is very useful and is a great way to get to know the trails in the area.


Elliott, Paul. “60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Washington, D.C.: Includes Suburban and Outlying  Areas of Maryland and Virginia.” Google Books, Menasha Ridge Press, 2 Mar. 2007, 


Source 2: Best Hikes with Kids: Washington Beltway and Beyond was written by Jennifer Chambers.  It is fill with detailed information about family friendly trails around the D.C. area, Prince Georges County, and in Maryland.  It also provides trials that are only two hours away from D.C. for those who are not quite in the D.C. district.  


Chambers , Jennifer. “Best Hikes with Kids: Washington DC, The Beltway & Beyond.” Google Books, Google, 


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