Mount Vernon Bike Trail

Today I did my usual weekend skate down 16th Street, past the White House, around the Washington Monument, and down the Reflecting Pool to Lincoln Memorial; but from there I deviated a bit and tried crossing the Arlington Memorial Bridge. That’s where I found something which I can’t believe I didn’t know about before: the Mount Vernon Trail.

I skated as far as the other end of National Airport before I decided to turn back. Fortunately there was a pedestrian underpass to the Airport terminal, from where I could take the Metro back to DC.

Someday I’ll have to try skating all the way. That sounds fun.