Theodore Roosevelt Island

We just visited Theodore Roosevelt Island. It’s wonderful! If you are traveling around Washington D.C. I highly recommend you visit this island located in the Potomac River.

Birds on Roosevelt Island

Birds on Roosevelt Island

While we were there we saw a deer but I didn’t have time to take a picture of him.  He was so fast that when the camera’s shutter opened…  the deer had already vanished into the woods.

The island is very well maintained by the National Park Service. There is a map at the entrance. There are several trails, all of them very easy to follow. While there you will be able to see a beautiful statue of President Roosevelt.

No bicycles are allowed on the island. If you go by bike, the best way to reach the Theodore Roosevelt Island is through George Washington Memorial Pkwy Bike Path. You will see bike racks at the entrance of the island. Make sure you lock your bike (and also its front wheel)  before crossing the wooden bridge.

There are wonderful birds and many signs educating you about them. Reading the signs you will learn how to distinguish a male bird from a female, etc.

Arlington viewed from Roosevelt Island

Arlington viewed from Roosevelt Island

We enjoyed our walking tour very much and we want to return to the Theodore Roosevelt Island as soon as possible!

Next time I will take my Nikon D90 with me and try to take a picture of the deer. The Nikon S1 is a slow camera and one must be really lucky to see a wild animal and take an instant portrait of it!

Roosevelt Island

Theodore Roosevelt Island, Washington D.C.

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