Skip to main content

Afternoon on the Trails

Calendar/Event Details

Sun, March 3, 2024
Sun, March 3, 2024

IslandWood’s trail systems will be open this day only for your self-guided exploration. Hike leisurely down the Spine Trail and traverse the ravine on a suspension bridge. In late summer, is Mac’s Stream still flowing? Where does the water go? Our naturalist on duty will have the answer.

Meander through hemlock and red-cedar woods and make your way towards Mac’s Pond and watch the dragonflies zipping by! to scout for ospreys and eagles. Head up the Cemetery Trail and peek in the Mill Worker’s Cabin or head south to explore the more elusive Lower Loop Trail full of mossy wonders, maidenhair ferns, and hooty owls. Heading back to campus, take the Spine Trail north and weave around the cattail marsh, stopping at the Bird Blind to observe waterfowl and other wildlife.

Both treehouses and our Forest Canopy Tower will be open for your visit, too. Our wonderful docents will be on the trails to answer questions you might have about our campus, its history, and any natural discoveries you have.

We’ll have maps for you so you can find your way around and will be happy to suggest a route that is suitable for your group size, abilities and interests.

Register online.

Image from event website.

Event Details