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College of the Albemarle Fenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail

College of the Albemarle Fenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail

1208 North Road Street Elizabeth City, NC 27909
252-335-0821 Ext. 2211
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 As you drive into the College of the Albemarle, watch for the entrance to the 0.5 mile long boardwalk on the left side of the street by the campus buildings, identified as the College of the Albemarle Fenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail. From this entrance, the boardwalk takes you through a wet area with uprooted trees and thick vegetation that provides suitable habitat for cardinals, flycatchers, vireos and other songbirds. A short distance later, you emerge onto a canal that leads to the wide expanse of the Pasquotank River. Along the canal, there are good College of the Albemarle Fenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail. Watch for Green Heron and other wading birds at the water's edge. As the trail reaches the Pasquotank River, search the cypress trees hanging with Spanish moss for additional species. Watch for a beaver dam where the canal meets the river. Benches and gazebos along the river provide opportunities to sit quietly, listen and observe. The gazebos are home to Barn Swallow during the summer. Along the river a stand of phragmites provides habitat and cover that can be searched for additional species.

***Renovations beginning December 2018*** COA will be closing portions of the trail to do some renovations to the walkway. Please note that there are three access points for the trail--if one is closed, the others should be open. 

 

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