Watershed Nature Center

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Watershed Nature Center is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Edwardsville, Illinois that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
26 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

16 days ago

Great with the kids. Flat easy walk with great viewings of wildlife. Bring your bike and ride the bike trail behind the watershed. Also has basketball and playground near for kiddos.

hiking
1 month ago

Explored this area with my camera on a warm winter day. Eager to see its beauty during spring bloom. Connects to a MCT bike trail that crosses a majestic old railroad bridge that crosses active RR tracks. Gives a Stand By Me vibe back there. The trail around the watershed gives ample opportunity to see wildlife. Even caught a glimpse of a possible marten crossing the trail ahead of me.

walking
5 months ago

This is definitely a site for some easy walking. It's a great place for observing wild life, or if you're looking for a quiet spot to rest or read. Not so much for "hiking."

hiking
7 months ago

Watershed is a local favorite of mine. It's not long. Half of the trail is grass. The other half is paved and features a cement "boardwalk" through a marsh. I generally see some type of wildlife - ducks, geese, herons, egrets, deer, muskrats, otters. There is a nature center with activities for kids and educational areas.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

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Saturday, December 03, 2016