Guests of our lodges are invited to explore the natural beauty of Tara by using one of our nature trails. Whether you are on a bicycle or on foot, you will enjoy the peace and quiet of the outdoors and have the opportunity to view native wildlife and enjoy scenic vistas. Trails are easy to moderate and range from 2.4 miles (round trip) to 3.8 miles.
Our nature trails pass through a variety of habitats and you may see white-tailed deer, armadillos, raccoons, ruby-throated hummingbirds, waterfowl, wading birds, opossums, beaver, eastern wild turkeys, foxes, river otters, skunks, rabbits, fox squirrels, alligators, and maybe even a bobcat or coyote. Tara is in the Mississippi Flyway, providing seasonal resting spots for many migratory birds in spring, fall, and winter.
This trail is 1.4 miles and traverses through pine and hardwood forests and along the edge of Purvis Lake, and near the main lodge.
Indigo Bunting Way
A distance of 0.74 miles, this trail passes through young hardwoods and along Purvis Lake.
Grassy Lake Trail
Only 2.4 miles, this trail stays mainly in the hardwoods, but has several water features that provide excellent wildlife viewing opportunities.
A distance of 1.8 miles, this trail has a moist soil unit on the west side and open water on the east and is often a great area to see teal and early fall flight ducks.