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Outdoor Recreation

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Audubon Bird Garden 

Looking for a peaceful area to enjoy your lunch or simply want to spend some time bird watching? The Audubon Bird Garden is located directly behind Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center and connects to the trail to Wrens Pond. This area features a small pavilion with benches for observation along the running stream. While in the garden you may observe many different species of birds as well as other native wildlife to the area.

This area was created in partnership with and sponsored by the Columbus, Georgia chapter of the Audubon Society.

Nature Trails

The wonders of nature are available to anyone on our trails.

Wren's Pond Trail
Take the 1 mile trail down to Wrens Pond for a scenic walk that overlooks our wetland, detours in to the Audubon Bird Garden, passes by Historic Westville and leads down to beautiful Wrens Pond. This paved trail is perfect for biking, strollers, wheelchairs and walkers.

Wetland Trail
Looking for something more off the beaten path? Then trek down our Wetland Trails to docks overlooking ponds and wetland environments. With amazing wildlife areas, you never know what you may see!

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Tree Top Canopy Trail

Temporarily Closed

Have you ever wanted to walk on the wild side? Now is your chance! Enjoy magnificent views from our TreeTop Canopy Trail, which is suspended 35 feet above the ground, and linked to three platforms surrounding magnificent oaks, hickories, and sweet gum trees.

Our 30-minute guided tour offers viewers a chance to observe wetlands, songbirds, vultures, eagles, deer, wood ducks, diverse flora, and other creatures native to our region. In the wintertime, you may even catch a glimpse of Alabama! Binocular rental included.

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