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Cherrydale / Palisades

Palisades is one of DC's overlooked neighborhoods -- oh-so-quiet and with a mix of modest to magnificent homes, some with fantastic views of the Potomac. A smattering of local shops line MacArthur Boulevard, including essentials like the adorable Palisades Post Office. Battery Kemble Park is an often overlooked treasure, with expansive grassy hills and running/walking trail access, but picnickers beware, the spot is popular with local dog owners as a place for an off-leash romp. Across the river in Virginia, it's an outdoor wonderland of nature parks, hiking trails, and fishing holes.

The Capital Crescent Trail, the popular running/bike path connecting Georgetown and Bethesda, and the 184.5 mile See more.

>Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal tow path are both accessible from the Cherrydale/Palisades area. Along a short stretch of MacArthur Boulevard, there are a few places to reconnoiter -- like the DC Boathouse, long-time favorite Listrani's Italian Gourmet, or Bambu's sushi bar. Otherwise, all the action is farther down the road in Georgetown. But for the many early Baby Boomers who reside here, the backyard barbecue is about all the ol' ticker can take.


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Old Aqueduct Bridge
The DC punk/hardcore scene gets more and more mythologized with each passing year, but this of the few artifacts from that era that still stands. Granted, this ruined bridge has been overlooking the Potomac for nigh on 200 years, but from the pre-Dischord Georgetown Punks to the United 121 skinhead crew to the Tenley Punx of the last gasp 90s, most have left their mark somewhere in the more than 30 years of counterculture graffiti covering this scenic outcropping--and the bike messengers, stoners and runaways that still frequent here today are leaving more daily.

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