Letting the Anacostia River Tell its Tales in Bladensburg, Maryland
A winding path follows the Anacostia River from its suburban Maryland source to its eventual hook-up with the Potomac at Washington National Airport. If you get the funny feeling that “something happened here” while discovering DC’s “forgotten river,” you’re right. Captain John Smith knew these muddy waters before he knew Pocahontas. America’s first balloon launch and the world debuts of telegraph wire and go-go music occurred within a stone's throw of Bladensburg Waterfront Park. It’s a good place to join the trail, or to rent a kayak if you’d rather float, while conjuring up the past. Who knows what energy lurks within the old B&O Railroad caboose parked there? Why not poke around, listen, and see?