Hillside Nature Trail

The Hillside Nature Trail (HNT) allows trekkers to explore the different habitats preferred by native songbirds.  Trailside exhibits highlight the components of habitat and the features managed along the trail.  The HNT is perfect for birdwatchers or anyone who enjoys a relaxing walk through the woods.

Trailhead Location:  This trail is located in the Seven Points Recreation Area.  From southbound Rt. 26 at Rt. 22 continue south 8 miles to the blinking light.  Turn left towards Seven Points (marked by sign).  Upon entering Seven Points continue approximately 1.5 miles to the Visitor Center.  The trail begins on the back deck of the Visitor Center.

Distance: 0.5 mile

Type: loop trail

Rating: easy

Terrain: sloping with moderate rise

Surface: gravel & dirt, some stairs

Ecosystem: forest, meadow, stream


  • Trailside exhibits
  • Excellent bird habitat
  • Wildlife viewing opportunities
  • Lake views
  • ADA accessible from the Visitor Center to the wood line.
  • Great for kids!

    Maps are available from the Visitor Center, Park Rangers, or by clicking the brochure above. Maps include information on trail features and a scavenger hunt for the kids!

    During your hike take time to enjoy the views, and stop and smell the wildflowers.