ElevationAscent: 33' 10 m
Descent: -34' -10 m
High: 914' 279 m
Low: 883' 269 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)
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“A nature trail around Wildwing Lake with great birding opportunities.”— Karl W
Family Friendly This nature trail is easy and offers great birding options. There are areas known for feeding chickadees off your hands too.
If you go clockwise, you'll start along a road and then along a long section of boardwalk with great views to cranes' nests on a small island. However, the boardwalk is right by the road so this section isn't peaceful. The trail continues along the water's edge past a number of view points and an osprey nesting area.
On the far side of the lake, the trail passes into the woods a little more and gains a tiny amount of elevation. Along the northeastern section of the trail, you'll pass over swampy areas that are great for viewing (and smelling) skunk cabbage in the early spring.
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