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Dates: 1/2/2018 - 12/31/2018
City / State: Arlington, VA
Event Name: Beautiful Arlington, Virginia Highlights
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 108974 2018/Y0190
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10/15 km - 2A
Description: Explore the commercial and governmental neighborhoods of Courthouse and Rosslyn. Pass by The Iwo Jima Statue and the Netherlands Carillon, and have spectacular views of the major monuments of Washington DC. A loop into Arlington National Cemetery brings you to the major attractions, including the Visitors Center, the Womens Memorial, the Kennedy graves, the Amphitheater (site of the presidential Veterans Day ceremonies), the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and Arlington House. Explore the residential neighborhoods of Clarendon and Lyon Village.
Amenities: Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Amphitheatres, Treasure Hunt - A way to walk our precious trails
Start Times: Walk during daylight hours only
Location: Residence Inn: Arlington Courthouse
Start Point / Driving Directions: 1401 N. Adams St., 22201. (703) 312-2100. Via Metro, which is the best way to get to the Start Point, take the Orange or Silver Lines to the "Courthouse" Station. Exit onto Wilson Blvd, go left (west) crossing N. Veitch St., veer left and walk up Clarendon Blvd. for 2 blocks to N. Adams St., turn left to the front entrance of the Marriott Residence Inn. At outlying Metro Parking lots, parking is free on weekends and observed Federal Holidays. If you're driving From I-95 in VA, exit on I-395 North to VA Rte. 27 South, exit 8A, S. Washington Blvd/Columbia Pike for 3 miles; turn right on N. Clarendon Blvd.; go 0.5 miles; turn right on N. Adams St.; the Residence Inn will be on the left.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Dogs are not allowed in Arlington Cemetery.

Loop 1: This loop starts and stops at the Residence Inn. Explore the commercial and governmental neighborhoods of Courthouse and Rosslyn. You will pass by the Marine Corps Memorial (The Iwo Jima Statue) and the Netherlands Carillon, and have spectacular views of the major monuments of Washington DC. Wheelchairs will have extreme difficulty on this section, strollers should be able to navigate this section, but significant hills exist in Arlington.

Loop 2: This loop does not start or stop at the Residence Inn. From the Netherlands Carillon, a loop into Arlington National Cemetery brings you to the major attractions, including the Visitors Center, the Womens Memorial, the Kennedy graves, the Amphitheater (site of the presidential Veterans Day ceremonies), the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and Arlington House, built by the grandson of Martha Washington and home of Robert E. Lee. Wheelchairs will have extreme difficulty on this section, strollers should be able to navigate this section, but significant hills exist in The Cemetery.

Loop 3: This loop starts and stops at the Residence Inn. Explore the residential neighborhoods of Clarendon and Lyon Village before returning to the start point through the commercial areas of Virginia Square and back to Clarendon, with numerous food and beverage opportunities along the way. Wheelchairs and strollers will have some difficulty on this section but local construction poses a greater challenge as sidewalks could be closed at any time.

Walkers should have ample restroom opportunities along the trail.
Host Club: U.S. Freedom Walk Festival Club
Contact: D Grenier (703) 209-0174
Website: www.USFreedomWalk.org
E-Mail Contact: info@USFreedomWalk.org