Take the spouse, the kids, and the pets out for a break in the woods in rural Maryland. Visit a lake.
Located in Prince George’s County, Lake Artemesia is named after local resident Artemesia N. Drefs, who donated 10 lots with natural ponds on them for use as open space. Today Lake Artemesia is 38 acres and sits inside a public park. The area is popular among bird-watchers and fishermen. Aquatic gardens, biking and hiking trails are also found in the park. The quaint small town of Berwyn Heights where Lake Artemesia is located has just 3,000 residents (as of 2010), but it is only five miles from the larger city of Silver Spring and seven miles from the multitude of tourist activities in Washington, D.C. Hotels nearby include the Courtyard Silver Spring Downtown and the Marriott Greenbelt, about a mile and a half from Berwyn Heights.
Berwyn Heights, MD 20740
For more information, see https://www.pgparks.com/3244/Lake-Artemesia-Natural-Area