Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail webpage
Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail map
|Bar Charts by Season by Month|
The eleven mile long, paved Greenway Multi-Purpose Trail goes thru marsh area on the north end, then thru open fields, then thru hemlocks, and finally thru large sycamores paralleling the Middle Fork of Little Beaver Creek. For those who want to combine birding with bicycling, this is a dream ride. Sixty species are normally recorded in a four-hour ride. Near the Franklin Square Trailhead, in April 2010 an adult male Yellow-headed Blackbird was present for three days, a first for the county. Nests that have been found along the trail are Mute Swan, Green Heron, Pied-billed Grebe, Common Moorhen, Barred Owl, Wood Duck, Eastern Kingbird, Wild Turkey, Yellow-throated Warbler, and Spotted Sandpiper, just to name a few. About halfway along the trail is the Teegarden Covered Bridge Trailhead Area; at this location you transition from seeing and hearing Black-capped Chickadee to Carolina Chickadee. Here you easily find Belted Kingfisher, Cerulean Warbler, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and Baltimore Oriole. Dragonflies abound here, including the three inch plus Dragonhunter which can sometimes be found near the parking lot in late July.
From Bob Lane
About Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail
The Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail is about 10 years old and is becoming more popular with every year. At ten miles long with a ten-foot wide paved surface, 6 parking areas, 4 restrooms, and a picnic area at least every mile, this trail is a wonderful place to take the family as they ride, walk, or rollerblade through woodland, farmland, and wetlands. In addition, there are also two bike shops right along the trail and a number of nearby restaurants for that bite to eat before heading home or back down the trail.
The Greenway Trail is also one of the few trails available not only during the day but is also open to anyone wanting a nice night ride.
From Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail webpage
Portable toilets located at Lisbon Trailheads.
Restrooms and handicap accessible facilities at locations identified on Beaver Creek Greenway Trail map.