Get ready for a walk on the wild side on Saturday, June 1st. Join the Newport 60+
Activity Center on a fun and educational, easy, 2.8 mile hike exploring Mill Hill Loop at the Finley Wildlife Refuge.
The William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, named after a respected 20th century wildlife photographer and conservationist, is one of three Willamette Valley refuges set up to protect habitat for wintering waterfowl, especially the dusky Canada goose.
The Mill Hill Loop is open all year. From the trailhead, get a beautiful view of the Display Pond, which should have a diversity of waterfowl plying its waters. Walk in lovely, mossy oak woods blooming with toothworts, orchids and violets in the spring. Higher up, more Douglas-Firs enter the mix. Look for wood ducks or beavers on Gray Creek, or rest on one of the benches to watch for elk, deer and other wildlife around the forest margins.
Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, pack energy bars, plenty of water and a sack lunch.
The cost for this hike is $10.00. We will depart from the Newport 60+ Activity Center at 9:00 a.m. and will return around 1:00 p.m. For more info, or to reserve your spot, come by our office located at 20 SE 2 Street, Newport, OR, or call 541-265-9617.