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Description - The George Washington Memorial Parkway is a 44 mile route that begins at Mt. Vernon traveling parallel to the Potomac River, intersecting with the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge, passing Arlington Cemetery and on up to Great Falls National Park.

Recreation - This busy metropolitan area is full of recreation opportunities of all tastes. The parkway begins at George Washington's home Mount Vernon and travels into the busy northern Virginia area. Numerous historic landmarks are visible from the car seat.

Climate - Virginia generally has mild winters and warm humid summers. The central to northern portion of the state has winter temperatures averaging 34 to 36 degrees Fahrenheit (1 to 2 degrees Celsius). The state's summer temperatures have little variation. The central to northern portion of Virginia generally experiences temperatures ranging from 76 to above 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 Celsius). High humidity along with warm temperatures can be uncomfortable.

Location - From Fredericksburg, Virginia take Interstate 95 north to Rt. 1. Take Rt. 1 east for about 8 miles. Turn right on Rt. 235 which leads you to the entrance of Mount Vernon and signs for the parkway.

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Contact Information:
George Washington Memorial Scenic Byway, Turkey Run Park , McLean, VA, 22101-0001, Phone: 703-289-2500

Additional Information:
Alexandria Area - Minutes from Washington, D.C., Alexandria is a charming waterfront community featuring cobblestone streets, 18th and 19th century architecture, historic sites, tours, shops, restaurants and special events.

Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce - Local Interests
Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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