A group of school-age kids walking along a path in a dry environment

William L. Finley NWR is an incredible place to hike!  From the popular 1.1 mile Woodpecker Loop to the Homer Campbell Boardwalk, there is something for everyone and every ability.  Trails traverse various habitat types and offer wonderful views. Some areas are seasonally closed to provide sanctuary for migratory birds and waterfowl.  Sanctuary season at William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge starts as the Dusky canada geese arrive, on October 1st and ends as they head north to their breeding grounds in Alaska, on April 1st.  

ABA trails include:

  • McFadden's Marsh off Bruce Rd.
  • Homer Campbell Boardwalk trail - a 1,600 ft. flat boardwalk trail through a riparian riparian
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    hardwood forest that goes out to a blind that overlooks Cabell Marsh.