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Profiles, reporting, video and audio interviews with “trail lovers” — people who love Sligo Creek Trail and the rest of the Anacostia River Tributary Trail System.

Jonna Michelle: Silver LiningsPhotographer develops memories for families on Sligo Creek

Sligo Creek photographer Jonna Michelle finds calm on the Northwest Branch, memories for families on Sligo, and silver linings in the coronavirus pandemic.

Tom Collins: IronmanSligo Creek Turns Runner Into Triathlete

Tom Collins didn't have any ambition when he began running on the Sligo Creek Trail. A series of life events, though, turned him into an Ironman triathlete.

Dan Treadwell: All Heart

Dan Treadwell’s heart stopped. Doctors grabbed a crash cart and shocked his heart back into action. What fueled his recovery? Biking on Sligo Creek.

Stacy Menendez:Bigger Than Us

For Stacy Menendez, experiencing "things bigger than me" is part of the allure of Sligo Creek. Many people find a certain spirituality among the trees.
Stellar & Jackie

Jackie and Stella: Adopting A Home

Jackie Haymon turned to Silver Spring, Maryland, and Sligo Creek for a perfect new home for her and her shelter-rescued dog.