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The Wetlands

Wildlife Viewing

The aptly named Wetlands is just downstream from the Pony Pasture and is bordered on the east by the Willow Oaks Country Club and to the south by Stratford Hills, a residential area.

The Wetlands includes walking trails, a large meadow surrounded by swamp forest, and a shallow pond with wildlife viewing blinds. One of the three trails within follows the raised berm of the old quarry railroad, and a number of footbridges help to keep your feet dry!

This wooded, swampy parcel is an easy stroll from the Pony Pasture lot and a small beach provides some access to the water.


Biking Wildlife Viewing Birding Fishing Hiking, Running, Dog Walking Paddle Sports Scenic View Snorkelling Swimming Tubing

Other South of the River Locations

Location Details

Parking: north end of Landria Dr.; on-street parking for 7 cars

Wheelchair accessible

Canoe ramp: yes


Hours: Sunrise to sunset

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