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Our Trails

What We Do

Although our trails are short and mostly shaded, they take you through a variety of habitats. Some trails have foot bridges to help you traverse wet areas and, of course, our boardwalk takes you over the marsh to the edge of Trout Lake and our Education Dock. 

If you walk quietly on our wide, mulched trails, you may see turtles, raccoons, or sometimes bobcats. Also, look along the trails for our hidden statues (six in all) of raccoons and foxes. These statues are regularly moved and to find all six you will need to explore all our trails. During different parts of the years, we have large eggs with letters to find and unscramble to form a phrase, scavenger hunts or even fairy houses to find.

Trail maps are found in each of our buildings, and on the main parking lot and Grandfather Oak kiosks. Dogs are welcome on our trails, if properly socialized. They must be on a six-foot lead and owners are required to pick up after their dog. Dogs should be restrained from urinating on kiosks and other structures where people gather. Dogs are not allowed in the buildings.

Visitor Rules

  1. Have respect for
    • Wildlife and vegetation
    • Other visitors
    • All buildings and contents
    • Programs in progress
  2. No fishing.
  3. No bicycles on trails.
  4. No pets in buildings.
  5. Place trash in dumpster near entrance or garbage cans in either building.
  6. Place recycling in correct bin in Education Building.
  7. TLNC property is tobacco-free.
  8. Clothing is not optional, no nudity.

Take only pictures or memories, leave only footprints. Enjoy your stay. We're glad you came and hope you come again!

  • Click on the link above to download a map of our trails.

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