Afternoon on the Trails at IslandWood
You’ve got family and friends in town – treat them to a real northwest experience! Hike our trails under towering cedars and climb our Canopy Tower to get a view of Mt. Rainier. Pack a picnic and lunch in one of our cozy treehouses, or spread a blanket alongside Mac’s pond and listen to the whistles from the winter ducks.
Nov 24, 2012
from 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
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Spend the day, and mark your own pace for discovery, exploration and yes, even solitude in our woods.
Journey leisurely down the Spine Trail and traverse the ravine on a suspension bridge. Climb our Canopy Tower to get a birds-eye view of the land – we’ll have friendly docents to guide you at this structure. Meander through hemlock and red-cedar woods and make your way towards Mac's Pond 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 will be open for your visit, too!
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 family and abilities.
-This quarterly community event is free with a suggested donation of $5/family
-We love furry friends, but please leave yours at home
Nature Notes for November:
Black-tailed deer are in rut
Douglas squirrels and Townsend's chipmunks running around, finding their winter caches of food
bare trees are great for spotting old bird nests in the forest
-So much to experience and wonder about in our woods, see you in November!