Tuesday, March 24, 2009

D.C.'s Hidden Gem: Hains Point

Most residents know there's a golf course and driving range at Hains Point, also known as West Potomac Park. Well, I'll bet not many know there's also a putt-putt golf course there. Yes!
When my nephew Zach was a little guy, he and his mom would sometimes drive up to D.C. to spend a day with me. We visited Rock Creek Park, the Capitol grounds, Washington National Cathedral, the old Capital Children's Museum, Roosevelt Island and Hains Point. Whenever we went to the latter, we inevitably wound up playing putt-putt golf.
The course isn't as spectacular as some others -- no windmills, castles or monsters -- but it still is challenging enough for kids and some adults, like me.
Hains Point is also a great place to fly a kite, have a picnic, go fishing, watch planes take off and land at National, ride a bike, jog, walk or just hang-out!

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