(Traders Hill GA)
Within the Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, there were many trails for hiking or canoeing. I took the short Cane Pole trail which started near the Visitor Center, and went along side of the Suwannee Canal.
It was an easy walk which didn’t go very far; maybe 1/4 mile. But, provided some views of the swamp with wetland vegetation, trees, and some wildflowers.
A small pond had some water lilies in bloom. At the end of the trail, was a covered platform with signs describing the plant life, and benches on which to rest. Otherwise, there wasn’t much to recommend the trail.
When I visited here, many years ago, alligators were everywhere. I often had to stop for gators in the roadway or trails; and wait for them to move out of the way. I was looking forward to getting photos of the experience. But alas, the only one found this time was a statue… sigh.
Camp: Osceola NF-Ocean Pond CG
Scene: Canal, swamp plants, flowers
Note: This visit occurred in October.