Exploring for a New Trail in the North Woods

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Monday morning I decided to go check out the North Woods trails at Oxley Nature Center. I heard there was a new trail and I wanted to go check it out.

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I don’t need much of an excuse to go to Oxley, especially what they call the North Woods Unit. Seldom do I see another person.

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Usually there are lots of birds and squirrels. This day I saw a bunch of deer running through the woods, too far away to even try taking a photo.

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The leaves have pretty much got blown off the trees already so you can see deep into the woods now.

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Oxley is kind of low. There is almost always water. It is kind of halfway a swamp.

Hah, I found the new trail. It’s not very long, its kind of a cutoff from one part of the existing trail system to another. That’s okay. I love networked trail systems. It makes for options and I love options.

I soon got to the boardwalk. One of my favorite spots. Something about a boardwalk in the woods looks great to me.

Oxley hasn’t added the trail to their trails maps yet so I am doing it for them. It’s the blue line highlighted in yellow above. I’m a thinking when I start trailrunning again I can do a cool 4 mile route of the new network. I had been reading on social media on the new trail at Oxley but I couldn’t figure out where it was, so now we know.

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7 thoughts on “Exploring for a New Trail in the North Woods

  1. Eileen

    Hello,

    Great walk and outing…Wonderful photos from your walk on the trail and in the woods. The boardwalks are great , especially if the area is swampy. The trees are bare here, all the leaves on the ground and trails. Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead!

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