Boat ramp view of Lake Martin during a summer storm.

Boat ramp view of Lake Martin during a summer storm.

A water wonderland that captures the imagination and allows relaxation to set in. From gators to birds this place is as eery as it is beautiful. A paddlers paridise and a day trippers dream this is a place that makes me excited to call Lafayette Home. You can bet I will continue exploring this place in more details as the weather continues to cool. 

- Daniel Underbrink

 The boardwalk at the Cypress Island Preserve maintained by the Nature Conservancy.

The boardwalk at the Cypress Island Preserve maintained by the Nature Conservancy.

The best time to visit is during is beginning late January when large flocks of birds come to rear their young. The 2 .5 mile levy trail is open from fall to spring and is an easy hike for mosts abilities. For more information please visit www.nature.org

 Alligators are a common  sight along the 6 mile loop around the banks of Lake Martin

Alligators are a common  sight along the 6 mile loop around the banks of Lake Martin