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Mopac Trail

Mopac Trail

The MoPac trail is a great jogging and biking path for people of any skill level. For the especially dedicated, 22 miles of trail are available for you to explore! For those who like to take the scenic route, feel free to journey at your own pace. While walking, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife you may encounter along the trail; deer, foxes, squirrels, and birds use the MoPac as a corridor. Wildlife corridors are vital for native species in an increasingly urbanizing area and serve as a “safe space” for animals to travel between resources and populations over large distances. Protecting them ensures the health and safety of native species, as well as gives us a scenic place to enjoy nature. The Lower Platte South NRD manages this trail through several Nebraska towns.

Tierra Park

Tierra Park

Owned by the city of Lincoln, Tierra Park is a simple 123-acre community park with winding trails, open green spaces, and trees that provide shade in the summer. It offers fresh air and an excellent opportunity to escape the urban bustle and explore the great outdoors while remaining in the city. The soccer field, skate park, disc golf area, and trail are open for activities, and there are also benches and a sheltered area for picnicking. One of the main trails, the 3-mile-long Tierra/Williamsburg Trail, started in the 90s and eventually expanded. It now connects to several other trails and recreation places, such as Yankee Hill and Pine Lake. Beal Slough also runs through the park as it makes its way through the center of Lincoln to converge with Salt Creek to the north. Plenty of ducks and geese can be seen along the trail, and you may even spot a deer or two drinking from the river’s edge.

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