The Holly Hills Trail is a pleasant walking trail with very good plant and habitat diversity, and should boast a large variety of birds throughout the year. The trail is older and rough in places, but it traverses a number of excellent birding areas, so it is well worth the time and effort. The trail is located near D.A.R.E Power Park, a 30-acre, day-use park on the eastern side of Lake Martin.
Pavilions, picnic tables, grills, restroom facilities, a white sandy beach, two fishing piers and an amphitheater make the park attractive for family outings on the eastern side of Lake Martin. Attendants are available to help ensure that your visit is a pleasant experience. The park is open from early spring through early fall. A boat ramp adjacent to the park is open year round.
Prior to Memorial Day weekend – Closed
From Memorial Day through Labor Day – Open Daily 9 AM – 5 PM
GPS: 32.8187898 -85.844913
D.A.R.E. Power Park
4633 Young’s Ferry Rd
Jacksons’ Gap, AL 36861
There are accessible restrooms and a good paved walkway down to the lake, along with several accessible pavilions. Though not a "destination" accessible location, it offers opportunities to explore the area. Much of the park is viewable from a car.
From the intersection of US 280 at AL 49, turn right on AL 49. Go 0.3 mile and turn right onto East Lafayette. Drive 1.3 miles and turn left onto Young’s Ferry Road. Go 2.9 miles and see red gate on left. Parking for five to six vehicles. Walking access around gate. Additional parking at D.A.R.E. Park .5 mile down road.
Amenities Available: Boat Launch, Gravel or Dirt Trails, Picnic Tables, Restrooms, Wheelchair Accessible
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