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An accessible boardwalk tour of the marsh.

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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

Lollipop

25' 7 m

High

15' 5 m

Low

13' 4 m

Up

6' 2 m

Down

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Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

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Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

ADA Accessible The trails are all wide, wheelchair-accessible boardwalks.

Family Friendly A great learning experience for the whole family.

Overview

If you like bird watching, wildlife viewing and are looking to get out for a couple of hours, Potter Marsh is a great place to visit. The freshwater marsh attracts around 130 species of migratory and nesting birds every year. In addition to birds, you're also likely to see moose, beavers, muskrats, and spawning salmon. The boardwalk is maintained, level and easy for anyone to access and enjoy.

Description

While this hike is mapped out in a particular way, there is no wrong way to explore this boardwalk trail system. If you follow as mapped you'll head out and traverse along the highway. There are many places to stop along the boardwalk and enjoy the sights, wildlife, birds and unique setting. When you head back, continue past the parking lot to and out to the spur trail. This boardwalk takes you out further into the marsh and a couple of great overlooks.

Flora & Fauna

Late April through September: Canada geese, northern pintails, canvasback ducks, red-necked phalaropes, horned and red-necked grebes, northern harriers, and eagles.

May to August,: Gulls, Arctic terns, and shorebirds such as yellowlegs. Occasionally trumpeter swans show up during spring and fall migration.

Muskrats, moose, salmon

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Bald Eagle
Feb 21, 2020 near Anchorage, AK
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
Feb 21, 2020 near Anchorage, AK
Tree Swallow (juvenile)
Feb 21, 2020 near Anchorage, AK
Moose at Potter Marsh
Feb 21, 2020 near Anchorage, AK
Potter Marsh
Feb 21, 2020 near Anchorage, AK
Geese and goslings
Feb 21, 2020 near Anchorage, AK

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