This entry regards the Pineywoods Nature Trail. Please refer to the available online map of the park to see the trail.
Of the 3 trails I hiked at this park, this was certainly the most interesting. The entire trail is a boardwalk which both begins and ends at a trailhead in the northern part of the park. Some sections of the boardwalk are showing their age, repairs will need to be made soon.
Since I entered this trail from the Main Trail, I had to decide which way to go. I decided to loop counter-clockwise. Once I hit the trailhead, I then returned to the trail in the same direction to see the duck pond.
|Wild Plum Creek|
The first real landmark I came to was the water treatment plant, which suddenly appears in a clearing. It is quite a contrast after having been in the thick woods for the entire hike. According to park literature, the water treatment plant is a green facility that uses the natural environment to clean water.
|Water treatment plant. You may not be able to tell, but those dark spots towards the left on the water surface are actually ducks.|
|Frog Pond spur|
|The murky Frog Pond|
|Pineywoods Nature Trail Trailhead|
Just beyond the bird blind is the Duck Pond.
After viewing the duck pond, I retraced my steps to the trailhead and continued my walk around the park.