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We did the Bur Edge trail out from the nature center. An easy trail with the kids through the woods and prairie. Saw egrets, frogs, and birds. The kids nature play area was neat. Very hot and there were extended periods without shade. Enjoyed the exhibits at the nature center as well.
We lived near her for seven years and never knew about this place. Great family hiking! Nature center has live animals and check the hawk/owl/vulture exhibits a bit down the trail from the center. The kid area seems overgrown and path need to be widened for us to fully enjoy the experience. Overall, great place!
Karen B. on Baker's Lake and Ron Beese Park
The directions take you to the south side of the lake, there's lots of bugs but it's scenic with a heron rookery on the lake.
Red section of this trail is newly paved and/or limestone - reroute of part of old trail. Section north of parking lot stripped of non-native vegetation all the way to river, as part of prairie restoration. Wide open & barren - boring & exposed to sun/wind. Wait a few years until it recovers.