The main .25-mile trail of Hawley Cove Park leads through upland forest and down across a series of boardwalks over a large wetland containing some of the biggest skunk cabbage to be found on the Island. Visit in spring for an impressive display of blooming yellow fronds. The short, well-maintained trail ends at a wide sandy beach overlooking Eagle Harbor. This small 12-acre conservancy park’s easy hike and expanse of beach make for a good family outing with kids and a perfect picnic destination.
Trailhead: From Ferncliff, turn onto Wing Point Way. Go for about .3 mile and park along the right side of the road at the sign for Hawley Cove Park.
Photos by Julie Hall.