Some of us urban dwellers choose to spend our recreation hours in the shadow of tall buildings where coffee is within three blocks. But what do we do when our friends and loved ones want us to join them in nature? We go to Roosevelt Island. The 88.5-acre national park
floating in the middle of the Potomac provides plenty of trails, trees, and animals for nature lovers, but it’s small enough to conquer in an afternoon. That leaves plenty of time to play in the woods without venturing too far from civilization.