The District of Outside
When we say nature restores us, we actually mean it. To kick off both the summer and our new series on The Great Outdoors, today we’re publishing photos from seven locations you can explore all summer long throughout the DC area. Get your friends together and become better friends together, or pick up a journal and get all your inner thoughts sorted out. The truth is, nature can give us depth of perspective and presence to listen, adapt, and work effectively, which is perhaps what any city needs more than anything else.
Work in a cubicle? The sun rises at 5:45am-ish for the next month—plenty of time to set a Personal Record (PR) on the trail before the day gets so crazy you wish you’d gone outside first. Need a place to take the team out for a brainstorming session? There are picnic tables—and grass, for that matter—all over the District of Columbia. Have a meeting later in the day? Grab a little extra deodorant. Because let’s be real: a little sweat isn’t going to impede a groundbreaking insight for your work—but cubicle claustrophobia might. It’s time to explore a little more, find a path you haven’t walked, and stay fit in the process.
Here’s to having class outside. Here’s to The Great Outdoors, and the wide world in which we were created to live. Here’s to our Creator, and the undeniable goodness that surrounds us every day.
PS – Stay hydrated.
1. Mount Vernon Trail
2. Theodore Roosevelt Island
3. Great Falls National Park
4. Rock Creek Park
5. National Harbor
6. Huntley Meadows Park
7. Alexandria Waterfront
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Wait, why haven’t you dropped this journal and headed outside?
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