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Address: 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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+1 301-652-9188

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Peace on the edge of town

This free small private Audubon park is just outside the city limits of DC off East-West Highway between Silver Spring and Chevy Chase. The grounds of this former mansion include... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This free small private Audubon park is just outside the city limits of DC off East-West Highway between Silver Spring and Chevy Chase. The grounds of this former mansion include wooded hiking trails, a small creek and pond. Spring through fall there are free beginner classes in birding. Summer day camps for the kids. A very good bookshop/ gifts and... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I came for the geocaching and the trails and was not disappointed. I ran across a doe and two fawns and they rather seemed bored with me. I thought the one fawn was going to come up for a pat!!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) is a membership organization, although you don't have to be a member to visit or buy things in the shop. However, the advantages of membership include discounts on bird seed, and other bird related items such as books, birdhouses, cards, binoculars, etc. There is also a great monthly newsletter with listings of trips and classes... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Come here for an oasis in the city; walk the trails, sit on benches and take in the area at its best. You can also visit the gift shop that has a mix of books and goods related to the core mission of the organization, which is the wonder of birds. It is also a lovely place to book a... More 

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Neavitt, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

If you are traveling with children or are an avid nature lover, Woodend is well worth a visit. It has acres of trails through a wooded hillside in Chevy Chase. I recently spent several relaxing hours here with my grown sons, daughter in law and small grandchildren. We were all in town for a family wedding and it offered a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

ANS is a wonderful destination for a nature walk as it includes meadows, wetlands and deciduous forest. There is a well maintained native plant garden near the bookstore entrance. The bookstore has bird feeding supplies as well as binoculars, lenses and all sorts of books and gifts related to natural history. Consider joining the Audobon Naturalist Society as there are... More 

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Chevy Chase, MD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Worthwhile children's and adult programs. Very good selection of bird seed and suet cakes in shop along with other bird items. Also lovely room for wedding receptions.

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Thank Elayne S
Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Love the fact that you can walk the trails here and find quiet in busy Chevy Chase. The paths are best for children 2+ and adults of all abilities. There are all sorts of creatures and birds to notice and wetland areas. Deer at twilight. Gift shop. Special place.

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

We ended up visiting the nature area on a last minute whim. We wanted an easy and convenient outdoor adventure for our toddler. She really enjoyed the green space filled with ponds, streams, and rain pools. The trails were a little tough with our small, umbrella stroller as they were mostly made up of wood chips. We still were able... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

This multi acre sanctuary adjacent to Rock Creek Park in Chevy Chase has a visitors' center that is an old mansion. Many events are held there from classes to seminars, meetings, camps and can be rented for weddings and the like. Bird watching tours are offered as are summer camps for kids. It serves as the headquarters for the Society.... More 

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