Shore Road Closure

8/9/2022 8:16AM: Due to a failed culvert, Shore Road will be CLOSED to through traffic from Pond Ave to Forrest Ave while public works crews work to replace it. This is in the vicinity of the Ellsworth Elementary Middle School. We estimate the road will be closed for the next day or two.

You don’t have to leave the city to find miles of scenic walking trails.

Birdsacre Sanctuary

An excellent place to hike during the summer, snowshoe and ski during the winter.

Branch Lake Public Forest

Three miles of trails which pass through various forest types, along a stream, to a large marsh, and to the shore of Branch Lake. Download a PDF trail map here.

Indian Point Trail

The spectacular view of Ellsworth and the Union River is easily worth the short hike out to the end of the point.

Woodlawn Park

Today they are used for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, running, and walking.