"A walk in nature is better than a treadmill any day of the week!"
Wetlands Walkers is a self-guided program to help you reach your fitness goals while walking in the beauty and serenity of nature. Participants walk the trails in the Park,
track mileage and
earn rewards at milestones. Walk the trails with friends, family, or on your own. Each year, the program focuses on a different migratory species that migrates through the park. The goal of the program is for all participants to collectively walk the distance that the focus species migrates each year. Can you help us reach the goal? Sign up today at the Nature Center or via
Good walking shoes, hat, and water are a must. Camera and binoculars are a plus, because you never know what you might see in the park!
2017: Year of the Osprey!
(Pandion haliaetus) are large, eagle-sized raptors, once referred to as "fish hawks" because they usually eat fish. They have keen vision that allows them to detect prey during flight and powerful talons and beaks to capture their prey. When food supplies decline, usually due to changing weather, Ospreys migrate south for winter and return in spring, flying up to 5,000 miles total (2,500 miles in the spring, 2,500 miles in the fall).
Come check out the display in the Exhibit Gallery for the latest Wetlands Walkers mileage tallies. Participants also receive monthly updates via email.
Photo by Jody Walker
Wetlands Walkers Milestone Rewards
Fifth (5th) Visit: Pedometer
50 miles: Wetlands Park Tote
100 miles: Wetlands Park Water Bottle
200 miles: Wetlands Walkers Baseball Cap/Hat
click here to enter walking data.