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Distance

1.5 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Easy

Δ Elevation (FT)

Minimal

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Bald Eagle SP Butterfly Trail

Pennsylvania

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Butterfly Trail is an easy hiking trail in Bald Eagle State Park near State College, Pennsylvania. This trail is kid friendly and dog friendly, however your furry kids must on leash. The park says "this mowed trail, created for the conservation of butterflies, has opportunities for close encounters with butterflies in their natural setting. The trailhead is west of the beach area near Pavilion #6. The Butterfly Trail loops around Frog Pond and through a mix of grasses, wildflowers, shrubs and young trees that are host and nectar plants for butterflies throughout their lifecycle. An interpretive area provides information and examples of butterfly habitat components. In September, migrating monarchs are often seen drinking nectar on the abundant goldenrod. This trail is a popular family hike." There is camping available in Bald Eagle State Park.

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Entrance Free, Camping Fees
Contact: Bald Eagle State Park 149 Main Park Road Howard, PA 16841

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