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Lake McIntosh at Sunset with view of Long's Peak. Photo: R. Gerber
From the city park on the south shore, scan McIntosh in the colder months for waterbirds of any stripe. Shorebirding can be good if the water levels are right. Bonaparte’s Gulls often hang out here in November and a number of rarities have been found here, from Brown Pelican to Great Black-backed Gull. You never know what you might find!
Directions: From I-25: exit at Hwy 66 and go west to 95th St. Go south on 95th St. to 17th Ave. Head west to Harvard St., and then north to the parking lot on the west. Lakeshore Dr. accesses the park on the south shore of the lake, with parking on the road.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations
Lodging: Hotels in Longmont
Handicapped Access: ADA accessible paved and gravel trails and facilities
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