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walking
23 days ago

Part of trail is boardwalk over marsh, you'll see swans, maybe a heron or egret, among other birds. Caught a glimpse of one of the bald eagles as it disappeared over trees, flying back towards the NE part of the park. The latter part of the trail (going counterclockwise) has trees and shade.

birding
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

Well maintained trail, the second half is a gravel horse trail with no cover/shade. We walked the first half then doubled back via Woodpecker Loop. Saw a large carp, a red eared slider and several varieties of water fowl.

walking
3 months ago

Trail is well maintained and clearly marked. Starting west from the parking lot (counterclockwise on the loop), the first 1/2 mile or so in on boardwalks over the marsh which are fine and interesting. The next mile+ is on a gravel path/road for quite a while with little to see and then through some stands of trees - not proper woods, but might be in another 20 years. The last bit, heading north between the marsh and Haggerty, is where you'll see one of the bald eagle nests. As wide and smooth as the trails are, this might be wheelchair accessible.
Addendum: the bald eagle nest in my photo, visible from Bald Eagle Trail, was abandoned in 2010. The pair of eagles started a new nest in the park, but it is in woods off Blue Heron (I think) trail and only visible in winter, according to a park ranger.

backpacking
5 months ago

just an awesome place. many different trails and the scenery is gorgeous and pristine. so many things to see and experience.

hiking
6 months ago

birding
6 months ago

i come here every year! i love this place!

Love it.

walking
11 months ago

Seems like a nice environment, but be aware the boardwalk over the water is potentially hazardous for small children, non-swimmers and small, unhealthy dogs or dogs with disabilities.
November 12th my husband and I, with two of our dogs, began walking the boardwalk. Just after reaching open water, my husband looked out across the marsh, at that same moment, our aging pug stepped off the opposite side. She hung for two, maybe three seconds by her collar, then slipped out of it and into the water. She stepped off because she has no vision in her right eye, the same side of the boardwalk that she stepped off of. She also has deteriorating vision in her left eye, and has never swam before, so my immediate concern was that she might drown. My husband laid down on the dock and tried reaching for her, luckily instincts kicked in and she resurfaced and began dog paddling, but she was out of reach. Because she is little, aging and has poor vision, my husband had to get in the water too rescue her.

hiking
Monday, October 17, 2016

Nice well maintained trails. Dog friendly. Went on a nice fall day. Not very crowded. Not always clear as to which way to go to complete the loop but if you check on the map then you'll be fine.