Fall walks in the Northwest are the best.
The Lowell Riverfront Trail in Everett is a 1.6-mile pedestrian trail that stretches from a south entrance just off Lowell River Road (near Rotary Park) to its northern end. The 10-ft. wide paved path traverses an area revered for its historical significance, natural beauty and central location.
Habitat: Municipal park on banks of the Snohomish River.
Birding: Common species include Pine Siskun, and Ruby-crowned Kinglet (during migration and winter). Raptors here are Bald Eagles; and Red-tailed, Sharp-shinned, and Cooper's Hawks. Watch for Fox Sparrows, Yellow-rumped Warblers, and Hermit Thrushes during winter.
Viewing: Park features 1-mile loop trail. Look in cottonwood trees for Bullock's Orioles' nests, around old barn across river for owls, in river for Double-crested Cormorants and Barrow's Goldeneyes, along with occasional Steller sea lions and river otters.
Access: From I-5 Northbound, take exit 192 (41st St SE). Take left exit lane onto Broadway. Drive 0.5 mile. Turn right (east) onto Lowell River Road exit. Drive 0.1 mile. Turn right (south) onto Lowell Road/3rd Ave. Drive 1.9 miles. Turn left (east) onto Lenora St. Drive 0.2 mile to Lowell Riverfront Trail parking area. Handicap Accessible
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