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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Boardwalk at the Bird Refuge

In mid-December, we went out to Farmington Bay one evening after work.  Most of the time when we go to Farmington Bay, we drive out along the dike roads and look at the birds from the car.  It's fun, but you're not doing anything except driving in the car.  This trip we drove on Glover Lane past the entrance to the dike roads and pulled into a small parking area 1/4 mile later.  There's a nice road that leads to a big parking lot and restrooms, but every time I've been by the gate has been locked at Glover Lane.  There's a path through the fence for pedestrians, so we parked and went for a walk. 
Near the restroom and big inaccessible parking lot, there's a boardwalk that leads off through the marshes.  The path winds and loops through the lowlands, around a small pond, and across several irrigation ditches. 
We saw several ducks and birds, and the footprints of a fox across the frozen pond.   I thought the boardwalk was pretty cool. It would be fun to come back in warmer weather.

Nearest City: Farmington, UT
Location: N° W°
Time Needed: 30-60 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Kid Friendly:  Yes
Additional Info:  Another fun boardwalk is at the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve.

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