The heart and soul of Huntley Meadows is the park's 1,500-acre wetland. There is a half-mile raised boardwalk that winds through the wetland and leads to an observation tower. No dogs on the boardwalk, please. Boardwalk visitors frequently see beavers, frogs, dragonflies, heron and deer. More than 200 species of birds have been identified in the park. Dawn and dusk are often the most lucrative times to visit for wildlife viewing. The boardwalk is about a half-mile hike from the visitor center on a natural trail that is part of a two-mile interpretive system. The wetland also can be reached via a paved, one-mile hike-bike trail that begins at a small parking lot near the intersection of South Kings Highway and Telegraph Road. The only facilities in the park are at the visitor center.
Additional Park Highlights
Huntley Meadows hosts occasional programs throughout the year, such as a spring Wetlands Awareness Day. The park also takes part in Watershed Cleanup Day. The site hosts scout, school and educational public programs as well as day camps. The Norman Hoffman Visitor Center has natural and cultural resource exhibits, restrooms, a classroom, an auditorium and occasional art exhibits. There is a rentable outdoor education shelter. There's also an informal group of regular early Monday morning bird watchers.