Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48W W W . V I S I T P E L L A . C O M 48 W W W . V I S I T P E L L A . C O M 48 2016b The Volksweg Trail extends 14 miles at Lake Red Rock, with an additional three- mile section of trail linking Howell Station to the City of Pella. The trail, a continually developing asphalt path, meanders along the Des Moines River and winds through the North Over- look woods. It winds through mature timbered areas, restored prairies, pine plantations, open areas and offers fantastic views of Lake Red Rock! EXPLORE THE Volksweg Trail Jump on your bicycle or lace up your walking shoes to enjoy the Volksweg Trail. Volksweg is Dutch for people's path, and it offers a paved trail connecting Pella to the campgrounds around Lake Red Rock. Since its establishment in 1992, the trail has experienced increasing popularity for walkers, joggers, and bicyclists. The 17-mile trail has gently rolling hills and scenic bridges that span waterways and wooded ravines. Nature lovers will see some of Iowa's varied terrain and native wildlife along the path. Plant-lovers will see many of Iowa's common wildflowers in the growing season. From November until early March, as many as 850 bald eagles have been sighted in the trees near Howell Station as they hunt the churning water of the Des Moines River. Pelicans enjoy a layover on the sand bars near the dam from time to time. Other species make their appearance at different times of the year, including: bluebirds, orioles, pheasants, herons, goldfinches, wild turkeys, and red-tailed hawks. Deer, raccoons, rabbits and opposums live in the area throughout the year. Maps of the trail are available at the Red Rock Visitors Center on the south side of Lake Red Rock Dam or at the Pella Visitors Center. W W W . V I S I T P E L L A . C O M 48