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Trails at Museum of American Bird Art

Explore 2 miles of trails at the Museum of American Bird Art in Canton! Trails wind through meadow, pine-oak upland, vernal pools, a stream, and a red maple swamp.

Trail Map

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Trail Descriptions

Main Loop Trail 

Pass by a vernal pool, brook, and red maple swamp and listen to Black-capped Chickadees, White-breasted and Red-breasted Nuthatches, Brown Creepers, and Golden Crowned Kinglets. In the spring and summer, Green Frogs and Wood Ducks swim in the vernal pool. At the brook, iridescent damselflies flitter in the dappled light, fox kits play in the woods, and Cardinal and Monkey Flowers bloom in the water.  

Pine Grove Trail 

Walk in the Pine Grove and try to see Scarlet Tanagers and Cooper’s Hawks nest high in the trees and fox and coyote dens on the forest floor. Crackled green and white leaves of a Rattlesnake Plantain cover the ground in the summertime. As the weather changes, yellow sassafras and red pine needle droppings glow beside the trail.