Amazing hiking spot, rarely see anyone out past the boardwalks despite this being one of the only nature areas for miles. It is right next to the landfill, but really is a beautiful place, so many birds here. Blue herons, swan, swallows, geese. Watch out for geese, they like to block the only pathway to the parking lot, and after hiking 8 miles around the marshes your only option is to walk past them hoping they don't attack lol. There's really no way of avoiding them and you must get very close to get by, had a few gimme the stink eye and a warning hiss, other than that all is well!
This is one of the best hiking spots in the area (unfortunately, one of only a few at all). Love the wildlife and all the boardwalks!
We went early in the season when the snow was melting heavily, so a few areas were rather swampy, but overall this hike was gorgeous. There are 7+ miles of trails in this little gem, with boardwalks over waterways, with all manner of water fowl all over. Theres a great enclosed area out on the boardwalk for picnics and bird watching.
Overall, love this little hidden gem