Take Route 66 across the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge. |
Get in the right lane on the bridge, and take the ramp for Independence Avenue. Turn right at the bottom of the ramp (heading towards the Kennedy Center along the river)
After passing the Kennedy Center (under its terrace) and Watergate, continue straight onto Rock Creek Parkway.
When the parkway ends (near Connecticut and Calvert), continue north on Beach Drive.
After proceeding straight through the stoplight at the intersection of Tilden Street NW and Beach Drive, turn left onto Broad Branch Rd. NW.
Make the very next right turn onto Ridge Road.
Veer left when Ridge splits at the intersection of Ross Drive.
Veer Right and follow signs for the Rock Creek Maintenance Yard, Horse Center and Nature Center.
Turn right into the Rock Creek Park Horse Center and Rock Creek Nature Center parking areas. The Nature Center parking area is to the left and the Nature Center will be at the far end of the parking area.
Via Chain Bridge (VA):
At the end of the bridge, turn right onto Canal Road.
Make the first left (at the light) onto Arizona Avenue.
Proceed on Arizona until you come to a "T" intersection; make a right turn onto Nebraska Ave. (The signs there may say "Loughboro Rd.," but it runs into Nebraska.)
Proceed on Nebraska Ave past American University, around Ward Circle, and across Wisconsin and Connecticut avenues. Get into the right lane and turn right onto Military Road; less than half mile after you cross Connecticut.
After a little less than a mile, you will see a big brown sign that says "ROCK CREEK PARK-NATURE CENTER..."etc. Take the next right (at the traffic light), as the sign instructs, and follow subsequent signs to the Nature Center.
From Dupont Circle:
Proceed northeast on New Hampshire Avenue for approximately 1/2 mile.
Head north on 16th Street towards Maryland. Take the right hand exit onto Military Road west (cloverleaf ramp).
Cross Military Bridge. Get in the left-hand lane. Make a left at the first light for Glover and Oregon roads. You are now on Glover Road. Follow the signs to the Nature Center.