Hunting Island State Park

Marsh Boardwalk


kiosk at marsh boardwalk Take a walk across pluff mud. At low tide, see snails clinging to grasses and fiddler crabs scuttling out of the sun. Taste the pungent scent of juniper. Dodge the web of a three-inch spider woven along the trail across the islet. Hear the harsh, rattling cry of a marsh hen. Discover the sign of raccoons at the water's edge below the dock. Watch as an egret lifts off without a sound, white against the blue. If you are lucky, a bottlenose dolphin may surface in the creek before your eyes.

Newly renovated, the marsh boardwalk allows us the opportunity to go where people rarely can, to glimpse the rarely seen. Improved parking with handicap spaces and interpretive signs greet visitors.

marsh creek

Don't miss the marsh boardwalk two miles south of the lighthouse entrance, on the right.

walk to the islet fiddler crabs below
sunny trail view near sunset
across the marsh