This easy 2 mile interpretive hiking loop next to Au Train Campground offers a unique wildlife watching opportunity.
At a Glance
Rentals & Guides:
A trail kit which includes binoculars, bird identification book, and a cassette tape that corresponds with trail markers is available for rent from the campground host at Au Train Campground, from A&L Grocery, or from the AU Train Grocery in Au Train. The tape guides you along the trail and features twenty bird species. The best time to hear the woodland concert is in the morning when the birds are host active, but you can walk the trail any time of the day.
From the intersection of County Highway 3 and M-28 in Au Train drive south 4.2 miles on County Highway 3 to FR2276. Turn left (east) and drive 0.7 mile to FR2596. Turn left (north) and drive 1.4 miles to campground.
2 miles interpretive hiking trail.
The trail winds through forest and field, along bog and lakeshore, and includes an observation platform on Au Train Lake's Buck Bay. The best time to hear the 'woodland concert' is in the morning when the birds are most active, but you can walk the trail any time of the day.
The Hiawatha National Forest manages several Interpretive areas. Many of these provide the public with access to view the plants, animals, and scenery.