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Nice trail, lots of up and down. Don't forget the bug spray!!!!

This trail is under construction and you're not allowed to walk it at this time.

this is totally for frisbee golf not for hiking as stated. can't imagine running or snow shoeing.

Nicely maintained and extremely quiet. we did not see another person for the whole loop. plenty of birding

Great hike with lots of geocaches. Great for kids/dogs.

A really nice walk in the woods quite steep and strenuous at parts at flat and easy and others. It is poorly marked and I had to use my trail guide from AllTrails to make sure I was on the right path but a beautiful area

Very simple trail with a decent amount of options as far as routes go. Was able to go back a few times and not take the same route. Dogs love it!

canoeing
5 months ago

Again, kayaking. I've done the whole entire (paddleable) river but it'll take you longer than you think 11 miles would take....like an entire summer's day! An excellent way to spend it, but I think it's much more fun to break it up into chunks. Love this river, with its natural scenery, beautiful houses and the fun of paddling thru downtown TC right into West Bay! A word of caution, there are some fun class II rapids along the way so be sure you're prepared to rescue yourself/others along the way. Also, I would recommend taking out at the tubes that run under South Airport Rd.....unless you don't mind tons of spiders (I learned the hard way)!

Actually kayaking....but the Boardman is neither the sea nor does it have significant whitewater. For the area, it has some swift water with narrow turns and is very lovely as you pass by natural areas and beautiful housing along the banks. The trip takes about an hour and a half at a leisurely pace with a few areas to be able to get out of your ride and play along the banks. I bring a small grill and cook out a few burgers for my friends and I.....mmmm, no better burgers anywhere! Even if you don't have two vehicles, you can drop off your kayak at Schumsky's, drive your van back to the Beitner parking lot and Rudd your bike back up to the kayaks (be sure and bring a lock!) in no more than an easy 20 minute ride.

snowshoeing
5 months ago

This was a great hike. We did the out and back loop on the south side of the river. There was fresh powdery snow and the forest and river were beautiful. As the name states it was very quiet and peaceful. I will definitely come back again, maybe try the loop on the north side of the river next time.

snowshoeing
8 months ago

This is a great trail if you live nearby. Easy walking trail & snowshoeing. Yes, this is a trail where many dogs are walked but avoid them by going weekdays when most dog owners are working. Walk or run the hilly trail to m-72. It's an oasis in the city, where you'll often see deer grazing.