NAHMA MARSH HIKING TRAIL
This 0.3 mile linear trail once crept under a dense cedar forest,
but a windstorm in 1997 leveled the trees leaving hikers today with
broad vistas of the marsh. This hard surfaced fully accessible trail
ends at a two-tiered viewing platform where an assortment of wetland
wildlife can be seen. Rest areas with benches are space every 200
feet or so along the trail.
This is an easy trail near the Sturgeon River in the Hiawatha
National Forest. Ruffled Grouse, whitetail deer and sandhill
cranes are just a few of the native wildlife you may encounter.
This trail is regaining its natural appearance as the forest
heals from the effects of the wind storm. If you go in the
spring, especially early May, you might spot eagles. During an
afternoon visit in the first week of May 2012, I encountered two
pairs of Bald Eagles. Based on their aggressive behavior I
would guess that they were nesting.
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