Thursday, December 28, 2023

Doing Bird Dog Things


Seven Island State Birding Park / Kodak, TN  Saturday December 16, 2023 

I took the bird dog to a bird park and did bird dog things! This was a great park for Frank, with so much wildlife to see and look at. Seven Island is in a more urban setting and not as secluded and rugged as say Frozen Head but still extremely beautiful. This is the perfect place to take your pup for a long or short hike.  

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I missed one section I wanted to hit but still ended up with over eight miles by stringing all the trails together. On this one hike I saw three or four deer, a river otter, and many different bird species. There is one small section with some elevation to it, but most of the park is flat and easily hiked.  

Frank enjoyed this park so much that it might become one of our main places to go. He even let out a few of his bird barks and down along Seclusion Bend he got quite the echo back. He had such a fun time chasing and looking for birds and sniffing around in the large grasses and brush patches.  

They also have a boat launch to you could make an entire day out of hiking and paddling the French Broad River. Back in September we took a class on papaws at the park and paddled around for a bit. Incredibly beautiful.  

I would recommend going and checking it out. Take some binoculars, go at your own speed, and just take in the great outdoors.  

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