Blog: This Week in Portland, June 15,
Happy Father's Day
Weekend to Portland Dads! It looks like a nice weekend out
there. Why not take Dad to your favorite Portland Park and
have a picnic? Or better yet, get out on the water and enjoy
an active (or relaxing) afternoon?
Smith & Bybee
Last weekend we joined
Portland's Next Adventure
for a kayaking tour at Smith and Bybee Lakes in North Portland.
Ok, I have to say I had no idea that this amazing nature area
was located so close to home. I saw two bald eagles, blue
heron, osprey, and even a snowy white egret, all while paddling my
kayak through the lovely and peaceful wetlands. I highly
recommend you visit this great Portland Park.
and Bybee Wetlands
Home to beaver, river otter, black-tailed deer, osprey, bald
eagles and Western painted turtles, this 2,000-acre natural area offers
accessible wildlife watching, a canoe launch and more.
At nearly 2,000 acres,
Metro's Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area is the largest protected
wetlands within an American city. This
beautiful natural area is one of the region's best-kept secrets, hiding
in a part of Portland surrounded by port terminals,warehouses and other
commercial developments. Most visitors to the natural area are
surprised to find beaver, river otter, black-tailed deer, osprey, bald
eagles and Western painted turtles living only minutes from downtown
Smith and Bybee Wetlands
Park is on Marine Drive between the Expo Center and Kelley Point Park.
Take I-5 to exit 307. Go west on North Marine Drive for 2.2 miles. Turn
left at the large brown and white sign.
more about Smith and Bybee Lakes...)
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