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“Nice Place for a Short Nature Walk”
Review of Lake Needwood

Lake Needwood
Ranked #2 of 27 things to do in Rockville
Certificate of Excellence
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Olney, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
525 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Nice Place for a Short Nature Walk”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We are regulars at Lake Needwood. This is not a complicated walk. But it is a nice 1-1 1/2 stroll, with some short trail offshoots to add to the journey. Paddle boats are offering for rental on the pleasant lake. Lots of picnic facilities, too.

Visited April 2014
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Olney, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
188 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Very nice urban getaway”
Reviewed 6 March 2014

If you want to get away and have a very nice safe, but secluded walk, this is a very nice way to have a relaxing time.

Visited March 2014
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Rockville, MD
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“A great park for walking.”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

There are several kinds of boats for rent on the lake, plus playgrounds for the kiddies, a huge gazebo with grills and tables for family gatherings. And great walking trails. Super family place with convenient parking all around.

Visited October 2013
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Rockville, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very Relaxing...”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

I live nearby and have been going here for years. Nice place to get out of the rat race. Take a lunch and enjoy the quiet. Also good for picnics - several charcoal grills scattered throughout and plenty of room to throw a ball around. They used to have a small paddle-wheeler for short boat rides around the lake. I don't know if it exists anymore, maybe in the Spring. They had a boat rental facility last year. Lake is stocked with trout in Spring but fishing is not very good otherwise.

Visited October 2013
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Fort Worth, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent recreation area”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Lake Needwood is great all on its own for running around, or for running through the streets in the park. It is a beautiful place to relax and exercise, an oasis in suburbia. I've enjoyed it most on a cycling date, when we parked in the lot and rode the Rock Creek Trail for a few miles. Very clean lake.

Visited May 2013
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