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Description - The Piscataway Park project began in 1952 to preserve the river view as in was during George Washington's day. The recreation park stretches for 6 miles from Piscataway Creek to Marshall Hall on the Potomac River. Facilities include a picnic area and the National Colonial Farm.

Attractions - Recreational opportunities at Piscataway Park are limited. Most visitors find the green space a relaxing getaway from the surrounding urban area. Bird watching across along the Potomac is a natural occurrence. Picnicking is most likely the second most popular reason for visiting Piscataway Park. The park does house National Colonial Farm, call 301-283-2113 for details. In addition, Piscataway Park hosts Marshall Hall, a nearby Potomac River boat launch.

Recreation - Recreational opportunities at Piscataway Park include fishing, bird watching, hiking, boating, and picnicking.

Climate - Maryland has four distinct seasons with spring and fall being particularly pleasant with low humidity and mild temperatures. The average January temperature ranges between 30 and 34 degrees F (-1 to 1 C) with July averages ranging between 74 degrees F and 80 degrees F. Typically, coastal temperatures are slightly warmer then the western Appalachian Plateau area. Travelers should be aware that winters can become miserably cold and summers can be hazy, hot and humid with afternoon thundershowers.

Location - Piscataway Park (National Colonial Farm) is located on the east shore of the Potomac River, west of Accokee, Maryland. The boat launch is located about a mile south at the end of State Route 227 (Marshall Hall Road).

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Piscataway Park, c/o National Capital Parks East, 1900 Anacostia Dr. SE , Washington, DC, 20020, Phone: 301-763-4600

Additional Information:
Capital Region - The Capital Region of Maryland is as diverse as the people that inhabit the area stretching from the agricultural lands bordering Pennsylvania and continuing south past the United States Capital City and down into the Atlantic Coastal Plain.
Maryland's National Park Service Sites - Maryland has twenty separate parcels of national lands including a battlefield, historic sites, national monuments, woodland parks, canals, and multi-state trail.
National Capital Parks-East - National Capital Parks-East offers a wide array of historic, natural, and recreational areas of that are a part of Washington, D.C. and its eastern environs.

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