Trumbule Nature Trail in Hyattsville Gives You All the Fall Feels

HYATTSVILLE WIRE: Hyattsville’s Trumbule Trail is off the beaten path, literally.

Located on the eastern side of Driskell Park, just off the path leading to Crittenden Street, the boardwalk nature trail loop takes visitors through a woodsy natural area that’s especially scenic this time of year.

Named for Hyattsville resident and nature enthusiast Robert Trumbule, the trail was first built in the 1970s and restored in 2009, with the boardwalk widened and turnarounds added to meet Americans With Disabilities Act requirements for wheelchair access. Funded by city and state money, the restoration project involved everyone from a local Masonic lodge to Americorps volunteers and a group of Irish exchange students.

A former city council president, Trumbule was an environmental policy analyst for the Library of Congress who loved the outdoors.

Thanks to volunteer efforts to remove invasive species, the trail remains a good place to see plants, birds and small mammals native to the Route 1 corridor, and the boardwalk means it’s stroller-friendly and a good option to show young kids the outdoors without getting muddy shoes.

This article was written by the Hyattsville Wire, read more stories like this here.

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