The Loop is back! The breach has been repaired. Go here periodically for a quick get away, nice hike with many options for a short to long walk

Great for bird watching.

Very easy four and a half miles...give or take. There wasn't a lot of wildlife this go around. I'll have to go back later in the spring. With the government shutdown... the visitor's center was not open, which is always a shame. Children in Congress making decisions that have impacts that are far reaching. Regardless. It's only about an hour or so train ride from mid-town (A train). so you can leave at 9am and be on the trail before 11. It's close enough that after the hike, you can take the shuttle train to Rockaway and enjoy some beach time.

Great variety of birds and beautiful views of skyline and Jamaica Bay. Be sure to check out the visitor's center. Binoculars are available upon request. Bug spray recommend for summer months.

Love seeing the local sea birds and the views of the city skyline from such a serene location.

birding
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Wonderful trail for water birds. Many herons and sandpipers to be found. Don't visit in the summer. Temperatures get extremely hot.

nice quick trail loop ! Osprey nests too.

Trail is not a loop
Loop trail breached by superstorm sandy
It is necessary to go partway round the trail, backtrack and then go the other way