Cheadle Marsh Trail

Length: 1.05 miles  |  Elevation Gain: 44.1 feet  |  

Mid-refuge trails traverse marsh habitats with numerous bird-viewing opportunities, including the ADA-accessible Homer Campbell Boardwalk.

Open April 1 to October 31. Trailhead is located at turnout off Bruce Road. Walk past the gate here, onto the dike. This flat trail (out and back) follows the banks of Cheadle Marsh and the riparian forest of Muddy Creek, ending near Cheadle Barn. Here you can observe native wetland plants, influenced by changing water levels. Great blue herons may be seen wading in and around these areas. NOTE: Cheadle Barn is NOT open to the public.

Trail description by: William L. Finley NWR

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