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Address: Mount Norquay Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Coyotes and Deer.

Short, flat, nice pre breakfast walk. Not an exciting hike, but beat the crowd and wildlife may be spotted. Bikers and walkers with dogs seem to like it. If you have limited... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2014
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Short, flat, nice pre breakfast walk. Not an exciting hike, but beat the crowd and wildlife may be spotted. Bikers and walkers with dogs seem to like it. If you have limited time it may be something to pass up, but if you have an hour to kill, it beats walking downtown in the crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We went on this trail around 8:30 in the morning (season: autumn). It was crisp and quiet - we only encountered one other hiker. The trail had a really amazing vibe - it's almost entirely covered by forest. The shrub is very dense and full of what looked like burrows, fox holes, logs converted into animal homes :) We didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Well laid out self interpretive trail very near town. It also intersects with Vermillion Lakes. Keep an eye out for wildlife.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The path Fenland is pleasant to travel(browse), without too many difficulties. The only fauna(crowd) that we were born by our passage limits itself to squirrels and water rat. In addition, of numerous mosquitoes

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Netanya, Israel
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were quiet disappointed from the Fenland Trail, Yes it's a nice walk but just like any other forest walk, however, don't forget to cover yourself in mosquitoes repellent, there are so many of them - you can actually see them and hear them, we walked into a cloud of them and just ran away from the fenland.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Nice short walk in the trees. Although this is fenland there are plenty of board walks so no need for wellies. If walking here I would strongly recommend going another 100yards out of town and before highway 1 on the left is Vermilion lakes.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Of nine hikes we did in the Banff/Jasper area this week, easily the most disappointing. No wildlife, no real changes in scenery. I'm afraid we were spoiled by Parker Ridge, the Ink Pots and Johnson Canyon, Grassi Lakes, Morraine Lake and consolation Lakes, Tunnel Mountain and Sulpher Mountain, all of which were far superior for our family of energetic hikers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Before setting out on the trail, I recommend picking up a trail leaflet. There were none at the trailhead so I was thankful I'd picked one up from the ranger kiosk at the train station the day before. The artworks are lovely on the posts on the trail and the corresponding information in the leaflet is interesting. I walked the... More 

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Birmingham uk
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14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Posting this just as a warning to be careful really. Started out on the trail, which is a very short walk out of Banff town. After a few minutes were confronted by other walkers coming from the opposite direction at great pace warning us of a Grizzly just round the corner coming our way! Needless to say we turned back... More 

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Banff, Alberta, Canada
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160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

First off this trail has been under construction for at least two years. while you can visit this small park like trail system at the edge of Banff. It's better to simple skip this trail system and walk out to Vermillion Lakes or Sundance Canyon as they are far more rewarding. If you are a bird watcher than this area... More 

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