Piscataway Park --This month’s National Park Getaway

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Fort Washington, Md. – Just 20 miles south of Washington, D.C., Piscataway Park offers an escape to a place where history, culture, and nature are intertwined. Once a homeland to the area’s indigenous tribes, the park remains culturally significant to the Piscataway Indian Nation and Piscataway-Conoy Tribe.

Visitors enjoy this waterfront park thanks to a group of conservation-minded citizens whose concerns about sprawling development during the late 1950s inspired them to urge Congress to preserve the natural view from Mount Vernon across the Potomac River. Read more

The National Park Getaways series helps people find new places to connect with nature, history, family, and friends. This month’s Getaway features Piscataway Park and is the 236th installment in the series. Check out previous Getaways at www.nps.gov/getaways.

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