This 3-mile trail covers a wonderful variety of natural areas, including wetlands and a mixed conifer-hardwood forest. It begins right off the deck of the VIC Center. Use the tower and two viewing platforms to observe birds like great blue heron and ring-necked duck. The Shingle Mill Falls dam is another great photo opportunity. There's a spectacular 900-foot boardwalk across Heron Marsh and Barnum Brook for more amazing vantage points from the center of the wetlands.
Spot plants like pickerelweed and cattail, blue flag iris and bladderworts. This is also a great habitat for mushrooms, which can be picked on supervised nature walks.
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