The Hansville Greenway has played a key role in our Covid lock down survival plan. Most afternoons we head out with our dog to one of the trail entrances and surround ourselves with wilderness, birdsong, and calm for an hour or two. We have explored every trail in every direction. Logging has shortened some hikes, but we know trail volunteers will rebuild those portions soon after logging has stopped. 

We often stop at the Lower Hawks pond viewing platform and watch and listen to the Red Winged Blackbirds and other local birds. Sometimes we walk to the Quiet Place and look at the beaver dam and lily pads, or to Bear Meadow Vista for a view of Buck Lake and a mysterious tiny door to a tree home. We always return home refreshed and renewed.

We’re so lucky the Hansville Greenway Trails are close to our Driftwood Key house.  The trails are an amazing perk to the Hansville community.  For history, a map, and volunteering information, go to . Also, check out Hansville Greenway on Facebook.

By Tom & Cynthia Taggart