• 3M Wetland Trail
  • 3M Flat Branch- Hinkson Creek Wetlands
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3M Wetland Trail

Trail Miles: 1.25 miles, limestone

Trail Information

3M Flat Branch - Hinkson Creek Wetlands

Map of 3M Flat Branch - Hinkson Creek Wetlands

MKT Trail Map

 

 A gravel loop trail around the 3M Flat Branch-Hinkson Creek Wetlands gives MKT Trail users an interesting detour off the main trail. Along the trail are benches and interpretive signs with an audio component to educate visitors about wetlands, the flora and fauna common to wetland areas, and the histories of this wetland area and the MKT Trail. Visitors can use their smartphones to scan the QR codes on the signs to play the audio version of the sign information. Included in the 1.25 trail mileage is a portion of the MKT Trail, which makes up the southern leg of the loop trail.        Photo of Songbirds sign at 3M Wetlands

 

Visitors can enjoy viewing the diverse plants and wildlife as they walk around the wetlands. In fact, e-bird.org lists the 3M Wetlands as a world "hot spot" for bird sightings. Below are a sampling of wildlife photos trail users have taken in this wetland area.

Photo of blue grosbeak at 3M Wetlands Photo of wood ducks at 3M Wetlands Photo of great egret at 3M Wetlands
Photo of northern cardinal at 3M Wetlands Photo of a deer at 3M Wetlands Photo of downy woodpecker at 3M Wetlands
Photo of yellow warbler at 3M Wetlands Photo of eastern bluebird at 3M Wetlands Photo of turtles at 3M Wetlands

Bird photos courtesy of Grant Connette