This interpretive walkway through the Port Orford Wetlands offers an educational experience in a marshy setting. Tucked away in a neighborhood, bird watchers and biology enthusiasts will likely spy all sorts vegetal, avian, and mammal delights. For those of us less environmentally savvy, it is still a nice walk in a unique setting.
Broad, flat decking winds through tall grasses, bushy trees, and water plants. Educational placards elucidate the various plant species in the area. Although the ample explanatory signs along the walk describe otters, turtles, newts, herons and many other bird species, the only breathing flying critters we saw on our visit were a few flitting dragon flies.
|Terrain:||Level pavement and decking. Small patch of gravel just before decking.|
|Seating:||Backless bench at the end of the walkway. There is also a nice bench with a dedication near the path start; unfortunately a large recycle dumpster has been placed near it.|
|Fee: No fee|
|Directions:||Take 18th Street west off Highway 101. Turn left on Idaho Street and then left again on 17th Street. The walkway begins at the end of the street. Although there are lots of places marked No Parking, it is not clear where exactly it is OK to park. We parked right in front of the recycle bins; when we returned from our walk we saw those were also marked No Parking (whoops!).|