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Easy trail for kids. Lots of shade. Not much workout. Paid parking.

Excellent getaway. Reminds me of my home in Oregon in spots.

walking
20 days ago

Nice city trail. I did this with my lab and she loved it --as she was introduced to horses up close on the back of the loop for the 1st time. I will do this again since it's close to house and gives the feeling of being away from city in some areas of the trail.

hiking
24 days ago

August 19. 2017
This is a nice trail. It seems to need a little bit of cleaning up. some of the brush just seems way to thick. Also this trail is probably much prettier in the winter or spring with flowers etc. in August it's just really dusty and there are a lot of spider webs but obvioulsy that just comes with the area. Nobody can really do much about that. It would be nice if the description had mentioned that there you have to pay for parking (cash only). I went on a Friday so it was 6$ on other weekdays it's 5$ and I think 7 or 8 on the weekend (sorry didnt really look at the price on the weekend). I would probably come more often again if there was no parking fee.
I went with my one year old. I carried her in a backpack a stroller wouldn't have been fun here. It's a little too sandy. Maybe one of those jogging strollers with big wheels would be fine. We saw a few animals : turtles, squirrels, a crane, lots of birds, dragon flies and even a little bunny. It's definitely a great trail for children. Very easy to hike.

Great for the kids. A lot of beautiful nature to observe. Not at all strenuous, more like a leisurely stroll.

walking
1 month ago

Peaceful quick getaway from the busy city hustle and bustle!

It's great mostly because it's close to home. But it does get crowded. Even though there's acres of empty sand, people love to conglomerate on the running and biking trails. Good three mile trail marked at every 0.25 mile and extends into the downtown/shoreline village area to the west and Belmont shore to the east.

Perfect little trail for families. We saw some strollers on the path, though I don't recommend that.
Lots of fun stuff for the kids to see. There's a one mile or two mile loop; depending on the endurance level of your kids.
The nature center is one of the best we've visited. Really well maintained and lots of things for the kids to touch!!