Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Henderson, Nevada, has a Bird Viewing Preserve in which there are accessible and flat trails among tree-lined ponds. There are approximately four miles of trails:
On November 19 we had 17 participants in Adaptive hiking around the ponds. The trails are great for wheelchairs as long as we avoid a couple sections with soft soil. There were lots of Canada geese and some Pelicans dropped in.
The trails are on top of berms which separate nine ponds. Most berms have trees along the edges which rim the ponds. Scenes of the local mountains through the branches and across the ponds make great photos.
There are two overlooks, one which has steps to climb and one for us which is level its entire length. At the end of the flat boardwalk, a deck extends out over the water for a closer bird viewing experience. There are several bird blinds scattered throughout the trails for observing birds while you are hidden behind a wall.
The mostly flat trails provide a great adaptive hiking experience by themselves; but if you are also interested in birds, you may wish to bring binoculars and/or bird identification books.