Bluff Lake Nature Center
Along the Sand Creek Greenbelt, Bluff Lake Nature Center makes for an excellent place to spend a morning and check out a number of different habitats. Perhaps the best of these is a truly excellent marsh, with Virginia Rail and Sora, Marsh Wren, and maybe even American Bittern. The riparian corridor along the greenbelt is well worth checking for migrants, in season, while the lake itself often has a variety of ducks that can include Cinnamon and Blue-winged Teals, Hooded Merganser, and Canvasback, among others. Note: dogs are not allowed at this property.
Directions: From I-70: take exit 280/Havana St. and go south. Continue south on Havana about a half mile until it crosses the river and curves east. The Bluff Lake parking lot is on the north side, just after the curve.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations. No dogs allowed.
Parking: Paved parking areas
Lodging: Hotels in Denver and Aurora
Handicapped Access: ADA accessible facility and trails