Greenbelt Lake Municipal Park
Greenbelt Lake Municipal Park park has been part of the city of Greenbelt, a planned community from the 30’s, since its inception. It is centered on 20-acre Greenbelt Lake, impounded by a dam at its west. end, narrowing downstream to a rivulet. A packed-earth trail 2 mi long circumscribes it, making for a pleasant level walk, albeit muddy in places in early spring. Mature trees line the path most of the way around. In nice weather, the upper end is a favorite recreation area for dog walkers, frisbee, kids – and can be crowded. But downstream is less frequented.
In winter, ducks and loons, with an occasional rarity. The wooded trail can be good for migrants spring and fall. Breeding birds include Wood Duck and the ubiquitous Canada Goose.