Attractions and Points of Interest
The most popular point of interest in Lake Barcroft is the lake itself. Boaters, swimmers, fishermen, tubers, and wind surfers can be seen along the lake during the year. Interesting wildlife, including beavers and a variety of birds such as heron, geese and sea gulls also make seasonal appearances. An assortment of well-attended events and festivals are also held on the lake, including the annual 4th of July Fireworks exhibit and parade.
For those looking to take a day trip into Washington, D.C., the big city lies only seven miles away. Washington, D.C., houses a number of museums including the various institutions that make up the Smithsonian Institute. Monuments such as the Washington, Martin Luther King, Lincoln, Jefferson, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorials draw millions of visitors each year.
Professional sports are plentiful in the Washington area. The NFL's Washington Redskins are one of pro football's premier franchises. The Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals have fairly rabid followings, while the Washington Nationals are the latest franchise to relocate to the area.
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