Join Team Green Adventures and Bowling Green Hiking Meetup for a day of hiking and Eagle watching at Land Between the Lakes on the shores of Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. January and February are prime bird watching months as Bald Eagles (and maybe even Golden Eagles) from the Great Lakes region are overwintering in the balmy Kentucky weather.
This is a Member Only event to register, but members may register a non-member friend to come along!
Photos from past Bald Eagle Hikes!
When February 2nd starting 8:15am carpool (1 hour 45 minute drive)
Where Land Between the Lakes National Recreational Area
Near Golden Pond, KY
Cost: FREE! Members sign in to register!
Trip Leader Chuck Higgins and Phillip Lienesch (KY Phil)
Limit This trip is limited to 10 participants.
Difficulty: 8-10 miles moderate terrain. Beginners welcome!
Estimated Hike Time: 6 hours
Children Policy Details coming
Dog Policy Well behaved dogs on leashes are welcome
This trip will be cancelled with predicted rain or ice (zip code 42211). Your trip leader will email registered participants if the trip is cancelled.
ABOUT THE TRAIL
We will most likely be hiking part of the North/ South trail and then the trail around Honkers Bay. You should be prepared to travel 8-10 miles for both trails. In years past we have broken the hiking into two segments of about 3 hours each so if you can always opt out of the second trip and check out other attractions at LBL (bison range, homeplace, nature station) and still grab dinner with the group on the way back. Dress warmly in layers, wear sturdy boots, and bring plenty of water and lunch. We will have a few spotting scopes and binoculars, but if you have your own, please bring them!
Once we get to LBL, we’ll check with the visitors center to find out if the eagles have been hanging out in any particular areas. If the birds are scattered about, we’ll hike a section of the North/South trail from Sugar Bay to Duncan Lake (this is where the birds were hanging out at this time in past years). After that we’ll head over to the Woodsland Nature Station and hike around the Honkers Bay before heading back.
Team Green Members, sign in to register up to 2 spots per member.