Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday: Great Falls

Outdoor Wednesday is hosted by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer. To see many, many more outdoor photos or to post some of your own, please visit her blog.

These are a few photos we took a couple of years ago, on a visit to Great Falls Park in McLean, Virginia. The park overlooks the Great Falls of the Potomac River, with Virginia on one side and Maryland on the other. And the views can be pretty spectacular. (Click on photos to enlarge.)
The park has several overlooks along the hiking trail. At least one of the overlooks and part of the trail are wheelchair accessible.

They're a little hard to see against the foam here, but the herons in this shot were enjoying a little wade in the water.

Lunch break high above the river. I think the park rangers would probably frown on this.

If you enlarge this one, you can just make out some fishermen at the bottom center of the shot. Again, I'm not sure this is really allowed - I know swimming is a no-no.


  1. Beautiful! It must be rather loud there with all of that water rushing by.

    Becky K.
    Hospitality lane

  2. Ah, I've been there, but long ago. It's gorgeous! I never knew there was a wheelchair accessible path.

  3. That looks like such a lovely place to visit. Your photos are lovely. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  4. What a pretty place to visit. You did a great job on capturing all the water flows and beauty of the area. Happy to have you visit me today.

  5. Thanks for these beautiful pictures of Great Falls. I hope that we can make it there in person some day.

  6. Neat, looks kinda like our lower rivers coming out of the rocky mtns , here in COlorado ! Thanks for sharing !

  7. Great Falls Park looks like a beautiful place. I would love to visit there.

    Thanks for sharing!

    ~ Tracy

  8. Fantastic photos! I really need to visit VA before you vacate VA.

  9. Hello JLS Hall, what gorgeous photos of the falls and the area. The water looks dangerous and beautiful in the natural beauty of nature. Water falls are always a compelling sight.


  10. Stunning photos of an even more stunning enviornment. Water, rocks and falls are always an attention getter! Beautiful and have a wonderful week.


  11. Joy, Thanks for the visit! :) Your pics are stunning! I love the sound of water hitting against large rocks! That had to be a wonderful visit!

    Donna M

  12. Beautiful Joy. These falls are on our list (our LONG list of waterfalls we still want to see). Maybe someday we can get there. That is a gorgeous area and you showed us some beautiful pictures.


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