- Sand Pond Interpretive Trail is an easy 0.8 mile trail at an elevation of 6,000 feet. This trail begins either at the gate on the west (right) side of the parking lot near the sign explaining the history of Sand Pond, or at a point adjacent to the accessible parking area on the east side of the lot. The western route passes through the picnic area between the dressing room and lake. The eastern trailhead route and the remainder of Sand Pond Trail are designed to meet accessibility standards at Challenge Level 2 (facilities are usable by an athletic disabled person without assistance but generally, a person with limited mobility would probably need assistance.) Both trailheads serve the same trail.
At the southeast end of the lake the trails splits. The right fork will take you around Sand Pond and the left fork is the Sand Pond Interpretive Loop Trail.
This trail provides an interesting route through a forest/marsh transitional zone and discusses some of the elements and relationships that occur here. A variety of wildlife live in this area and its a good spot for viewing birds, insects, and sometimes, beaver. The interpretive signs located along the route will help you explore and enjoy the area.
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