History of the Park Tour and Tree Walk

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Saturday November 7

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9:00 AM  –  10:00 AM

“History of the Park and Tree Walk” Guided Tour at The Mariners’ Park and Noland Trail

Connect with nature on a guided tour of The Mariners’ Park and the Noland Trail. This unique 90-minute walking tour features an in-depth narrative of trees and plants, a history of the 550-acre Park and breathtaking views of the 167-acre Mariners’ Lake. Use your complimentary binoculars to get an up-close view of plant and animal life along your route. Weekday tours are conducted by our master naturalist, while weekend tours are conducted by our park stewardship coordinator. For an even more in-depth experience, download the "iNaturalist" or "Seek" app before your tour and help our staff gather data about wildlife in the Park.  Join us on this fresh new take on a park outing!

Know Before You Go Tips:

  • Masks are required.  The tour will be socially-distanced along the route where possible.
  • For safety and to provide an optimal experience, this tour is limited to 10 guests.
  • Suggested items to bring:  water, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellant, walking/hiking shoes and rain gear if necessary.  Please dress for the weather!
  • This tour is “rain or shine”; however, if severe weather is forecasted the tour will be canceled. You will be able to reschedule for a different date, subject to availability.
  • Please do NOT overestimate your physical ability -- this tour is an approximately 1/3-mile walk on both flat ground and slight hills/elevations.
  • Bathroom facilities will be available at the beginning and conclusion of the Tour. 
  • Pets are not permitted.
  • Wheeled vehicles (bicycles, strollers, wheelchairs, etc) are not permitted.
  • The tour is suitable for kids who are able to walk (or ride in a backpack!) 1/4 mile on the Trail. The content is more geared towards adults and children 10 and up but all ages are welcome! If you want something to engage your younger mariners in the Park and on the Noland Trail, check out our Pirate Scavenger Hunt or Tree ID Walk activities you can use to explore the Park and Noland Trail. (link: https://www.marinersmuseum.org/activities/
  • All Park guests are asked to practice a “Leave No Trace” approach to basic outdoor etiquette that leaves sites as you found them:
    • Do not litter; please remove all trash
    • Take photos of plants/flowers, but please do not pick
    • Do not harm natural areas or vandalize outdoor spaces
    • Visitors are required to observe all applicable Museum, city, state, and federal rules, regulations, and laws.

Price: $1.00 per guest. Mariners’ Museum Members are free. These tours are $1 to remind us that through the world's waters and our shared maritime heritage, we are one city, one region, one nation, one world.