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Hike Nelson Island

Friday, September 15, 2023

Hike Nelson Island

Date & Time

Friday, September 15, 2023

Time Slot(s):

9:00 am to 10:30 am


Reservation Required

Thank you for your interest, but there is no more room available for this event.


Come explore one of the lesser-known gems of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Located on the inland side of Plum Island Sound, Nelson Island offers sweeping views of the sound and island, and an opportunity to spot secretive wildlife and unique coastal vegetation. Join a refuge ranger on an out-and-back hike to learn more about what makes this place so special.

Special Instructions

The ~2 mile trail out to Nelson Island is by foot only and tide dependent. We recommend knee high rubber boots or shoes and pants you don’t mind getting damp! This is a rain or shine event – check the weather in advance and plan for sun, wind, rain, ticks, mosquitos, and staying hydrated.


Nelson Island Trail Parking Lot

Nelson Island Trail Parking Lot



Fun for Kids

Hearing impairment accommodations available

Parking Available

Event Category

  • Hike
  • Nature / Science

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