Two children looking at a herd of elk from the bed of a carriage in a snowy landscape with mountains in the background

Our nature trails offer various opportunities to view many types of wildlife, but the Liberty Loop is the most popular destination. The trail encircles managed wetland impoundments which attract large numbers of resident and migratory birds throughout the year. The spring and fall migrations bring in thousands of waterfowl, while songbirds and wading birds such as the great blue heron and indigo bunting are common in summer. The fall sparrow migration is impressive, and winter is prime for raptors such as the northern harrier, rough-legged hawk and short-eared owl. An elevated observation platform and observation blind facilitate viewing opportunities.