Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary
Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary
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Jonathan M
Tuxedo Park, NY491 contributions
We thorougly enjoyed a couple of hours circling the compact but substantial bird sanctuary at the east end of Beaver Lake. The well-maintained boardwalk provided endless viewpoints and perspectives of the marsh and woodland landscape. Helpful signage was plentiful and easy to understand. We saw at least a couple dozen different species during our visit, including one first time sighting (Brown-headed Nuthatch).
Written May 6, 2022
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SLKspingirl
Texas516 contributions
Couples
Delightful park just north of downtown. Flat level boardwalk through the whole sanctuary. Good educational signs throughout. We went early Sunday morning and were the only ones there. Saw numerous birds. A nice experience— +/- 1 hour maximum. Put street address in GPS otherwise you may end up on the wrong side of the lake.
Written July 28, 2021
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Lora M
Zephyrhills, FL38 contributions
Couples
Go early morning. Great to go bird watching. Saw Redwing black birds, Green heron, Swifts, Blue Birds, sparrows. Lots of bird nesting boxes. Meadow for butterflies. No restrooms but Library near by. In shaded parking lot in the back is the perimeter trail around beaver lake. Loved the walk around the lake too. Lake walk about 2 miles.
Written June 12, 2022
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d0ttie15
Holiday, FL18 contributions
We loved it here. Very quite secluded area with a lake and a wooden walkway with banisters for viewing pleasure. We saw various birds, wildlife and scenery. There is parking with a recommenced donation of $1. Enjoy.
Written July 24, 2020
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Megan B
18 contributions
We are avid bird watchers. This sanctuary is small and quite pretty. We saw several hummingbirds feeding on the orange jewelweeds. No other birds to speak of, but we were there in the middle of the day. There were a number of turtles in the lake.
Written August 26, 2021
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sallyntn
Nashville, TN240 contributions
Solo
This birding trail is obviously important to it's home community, as it is very well maintained. I spent 2-3 hours there this morning and thoroughly enjoyed my time. It was easy to locate and I was thrilled when I spotted a big group of Cedar Waxwings, one of my all time favorite birds!
Written November 7, 2018
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DawgExplorer
Dalton, GA2,548 contributions
Family
It was a cold and dreary late December day and not a bird was stirring not even a titmouse. It was still a wonderful walk with a nice boardwalk and trees and waterfront views.
Written December 28, 2018
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QueenOfHearts33
United States30 contributions
Couples
Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary is a very special place in Asheville! The Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society (local) raised the money to save this area from becoming just another strip mall in Asheville. The land instead became a beautiful place for birds, native plant species and other critters. I was blessed to be a part of this organization for many years. The sanctuary later created a drainage pond to filter rain water coming off of Merrimon Avenue which polluted Beaver Lake. This was a big project involving many local folks' time and money. Removing invasive plant species is an ongoing project designed to create a natural environment for birds which may be local or migratory. Beaver Lake is separate from the sanctuary and different rules apply. You may walk your leashed dog at the sanctuary but must have a permit at Beaver Lake which is owned by the homeowners association. As you enjoy walking around this beautiful place, please know it was created with a lot of love and continues to be maintained by folks with great big hearts.
Written November 15, 2015
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Yorkdog
Williamsburg, VA605 contributions
Solo
So beautiful. The sanctuary and the walk around the lake. It was wonderful. Highly recommend it. great picnic spots along lake in grass and benches to sit on and chill.
Written April 17, 2022
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meadorkarla
Charlotte, NC43 contributions
Friends
Wonderful to run or walk loops. Both trail and sidewalk, around lake. Very unique lake. Some nice homes. Some woods. Wildlife. Birds. Not too crowded but will see people. Only reason it got 4 and not 5 stars is parking- but there are several areas to park so keep looking and walk around. Well done walking area for that region.
Written September 16, 2018
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