Suitland Parkway

Overview

Suitland Parkway is a limited access scenic roadway that was opened during World War II and stretches from Maryland to D.C. Today the Parkway is a dual lane roadway used by visitors and commuters approaching the nation's capital from the east. The White House frequently uses the Parkway, as well as congressional and military personnel and foreign dignitaries who fly into and out of Andrews Air Force Base (AAFB). The Maryland portion of the parkway, about 6 miles in length and on some 610 acres, is under the jurisdiction of National Capital Parks-East, a unit of the National Park Service (NPS).

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Activities

Seasonality / Weather

Open year-round. Winter in the area can produce heavy snow, so check weather forecasts.

Directions

Driving: 

Suitland Parkway begins at the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge (South Capitol Street Bridge) in the District of Columbia, and extends 9.35 miles to Maryland Route 4 (Pennsylvania Avenue) at Andrews Air Force Base.

Flying: 

Washington Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport are the closest.

Public Transport: 

The DC area metro system has stops near the Suitland Parkway. From the metro you can take a taxi to drive along it.