gyms, fitness classes and programs for
kids and older adults. Many also have
indoor or outdoor pools, and offer swim
lessons and other aquatic programs.
Yogis can find studios specializing in avariety of styles, from Bikram to vinyasa togentle. People seeking an authentic andmeditation-focused experience will findplenty of traditional studios throughoutthe county. Those seeking to develop a“yoga butt” or get a good stretch will findstudios that incorporate strength trainingand Pilates.
Newcomers to Montgomery Countymight not expect to arrive in a haven foroutdoors lovers. But a few miles as thecrow flies from the bustle of Washington,D.C., you can enjoy rock scrambles, world-class kayaking and overlooks that makeyou feel like you’ve escaped civilization.
The same Potomac River that flowslazily through the District produces one ofthe world’s deadliest rapids, Great Falls,which is renowned by kayakers worldwidefor its Class V white water. The PotomacRiver also offers plenty of options fornovices, from kayaking in flat water tostand-up paddleboarding.
Montgomery County parks aloneoffer more than 100 miles of trails, fromsingle-track dirt paths that will thrill themost hard-core trail runners, to mellowpaved trails appropriate for casual cyclistsand parents with baby strollers. That’sin addition to local favorites such asthe Billy Goat Trail in the Chesapeake
& Ohio Canal National Historical Park(start at the Potomac trailhead), trailson 1,282-foot Sugarloaf Mountain inDickerson, and others in state, nationaland privately owned parks within countylines. Many neighborhoods in southernMontgomery County abut Rock Creek Park,a 2,000-acre swath of forest that bisectsthe northwest quadrant of the District.
Sections of Rock Creek Park’s central
road, Beach Drive, are closed to make way
for cyclists and runners every weekend.
If exploring the outdoors by foot or by
bike isn’t your thing, you can also fish, row,
ice skate or simply enjoy the flowers and
other foliage in the county’s parks. n
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