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Long Hunter Park – Couchville Lake and Cedar Glade Trails
3 miles. Easy. A Double Hike including Couchville Lake Trail & Cedar Glade Trail – 2 miles + 1 mile. Explore with us as we walk the 2 mile paved lakeshore path around beautiful Couchville Lake. We may see deer, turkey and shorebirds on this flat, lovely trail. This walk features a certified Arboretum which has 42 species of labeled and identified trees along the route. When we are finished at this location, we will drive over to the other side of the park 3 miles away and hike the Cedar Glade Trail. This unique one mile, flat, natural surface trail will take us around the perimeter of the Couchville Cedar Glade State Natural Area, home to many rare, threatened and endangered plant species and many bird species. It appears as a desert-like area with exposed rocky ground surrounded by cedar trees. It has thin, gravelly soil that is home to some treasured wildflower species that grow successfully in its harsh climate. We will plan to return to the glade later in the year and take in the wildflowers, so it will be nice to see it in its winter beauty as well. Pets are not allowed on this trail. Meet at Kroger parking lot (1010 Glenbrook Way) 9:00 am to caravan to the Couchville Lake parking area of Long Hunter State Park. If you plan to meet us at the Couchville Lake trail head, the hike will begin at 10:00 am. For more information, contact Marcia Powell at email@example.com or 217-855-3013.
February 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am