Fenwick Hollowell Wetlands Trail

March 22, 2011 at 1:00 am 3 comments

One of my last outings before I left Elizabeth City was the Fenwick Holloway Wetlands Trail. One Sunday afternoon in January, the dogs and I snuck out there for a quick “hike”. The trail was built in memory of G. Bradford Fenwick, a Naturalist, and Elizabeth V. Hollowell, a Lover of Nature. It’s a series of wooden walkways and gazebos that runs along the Pasquotank River behind the College of the Albemarle and Albemarle Hospital. It’s short and flat and full of wonderful views.

Fenwick Hollowell Wetlands - Jimmie, Henry, Vicky Shadows
Jimmie, Henry and Vicky Shadows on Walkway

Fenwick Hollowell Wetlands - Baldcypress, Gazebos and Walkways
Baldcypress Trees, Walkway and Gazebo

Fenwick Hollowell Wetlands - Walkway and Sunset
Walkway and Sun

Fauna
That afternoon, we spied the usual Canadian Geese. We also got to see several Nutria swimming around the walkways.

Fenwick Hollowell Wetlands - Nutrias
Nutria

Flora
Perhaps knowing my time in the area was limited, it was the indigenous baldcypress trees that caught my eye that evening.

Fenwick Hollowell Wetlands - Baldcypress and Sunday
Baldcypress Tree in the Pasquotank River

Fenwick Hollowell Wetlands - Baldcypress Branches at Dusk
Baldcypress Tree at Dusk

The dogs and I weren’t out long that afternoon, but we still had ample time to absorb the beauty of the Pasquotank and make mental notes of our happy times in Elizabeth City.

More pictures of the Fenwick Hollowell Wetlands Trail can be found on my Flickr site.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. geekhiker  |  March 22, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    *jealous* Maybe that’s why I need to move to a smaller town. L.A. is surrounded by some great wilderness areas, but it’s too much of a commute to get there after work!

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  • 2. Kitty  |  March 23, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Gorgeous! I love the Baldcypress trees, too! Glad you got a nice little “hike” in to fuse the memories a bit deeper. I’m sure you will (or already have) found the gorgeous spots near your new home, too!

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  • 3. Brittany Lipinski Neigh  |  March 24, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Great pictures! I easpecially like ‘Walkway and Sun’. 🙂

    Reply

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