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Old 08-08-2016, 08:37 PM   #15
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Also another vote for Cherry Hill, we'll be there next month. It's a pretty easy drive into Cherry Hill. For us, we drove the toad down to the Metro Station, a few minutes away, everyday and took the train in.

I don't think you'll see much if you're only allotting three days. They are currently doing a lot of repair to the train system, so be aware that certain trains and tracks will be closed.

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Old 08-08-2016, 09:39 PM   #16
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We will be at Cherry Hill last week of Aug/Sept. Who else will be their?

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Old 08-09-2016, 08:03 AM   #17
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Old 08-09-2016, 09:46 AM   #18
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Think you need to stay longer, lots to see. We booked Cherry Hill for 5 days and stayed 8. Stiii didn't see all we wanted to see
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Old 08-09-2016, 09:50 AM   #19
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Also be sure to preplan your exit out of Cherry Hill CG. I missed my exit and had to drive around the loop for about 60 miles before getting to my exit. Also thought I will leave early in the morning at 6 AM. Loop was packed with traffic. I don't think there is a good time to be on the loop.
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Old 08-09-2016, 09:59 AM   #20
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I guess I am the only RV'er on the forum that doesn't have lots of money. To me, $8.00 at Greenbelt NP or $68 at Cherry Hill is an easy choice.
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I had work to do in Reston so we stayed at Lake Fairfax Park. It is a little less expensive and close to the metro station on the new silver line. There is power only (though they have a water/dump station in the middle of the park). They also have a water park that is nice for the kids on the front side of the park (campsites are in the back).

Coming from the south (we came from Georgia) it was easy from a traffic perspective and no tolls.

That being said, I would probably try Cherry Hill next time if we go for just sight seeing.
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:19 AM   #22
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We spent a couple nights at Greenbelt National Park last month. We have stayed there several times in the past. Can't believe such a rural appearing location within 10 miles of DC, deer and other small wild creatures residing in the area. If you have a generator or you don't need electrical hook up Greenbelt is great. They do post cautions about the wood ticks.
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Old 08-09-2016, 05:20 PM   #23
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We use Greenbelt at least once a year when visiting our kids in Chevy Chase. With our interagency pass it is only $8
I would suggest you reserve your site.its getting to be a very popular place since the secret got out about a year ago.
You can also check which sites you fit on. There are a gfew backins and some which are just pullover. Not all big rigs fit on some of those. You'll be looking at loop D
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Old 08-10-2016, 01:11 AM   #24
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2-3 days is way too short. For a first time at least a week, there is so much to do and see and most of it is free.
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For you rookies of the DC Beltway (that's the interstate around DC), this area has the third highest traffic volume in the country. Traffic starts 70 miles + from downtown DC and can be impassable at times.

You can successfully navigate this mess if you pick the times you plan to be in the area. From 10 am to 2 pm, traffic volume is reasonably low and you can navigate without too many issues. Cherry Hill sits at the northern apex of where I-95 and I-495 come together.

Follow the route suggestions on the Cherry High website and yes, your GPS will work perfectly fine.

The Metro is the only smart way to see DC. You can buy a day pass or a weekend pass cruise to hundreds of major attractions. Be prepared to do some walking. Contact your congressman if you want White House and Capital tours.

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