Near the Petaluma River and Shollenberger Park is another place to walk – Alman Marsh. We recently accessed the trail from the parking lot of the Sheraton.
Most of the trail is wide gravel and runs along the Petaluma River. An occasional bridge across a creek or boardwalk help make this an easy walk.
That’s Hwy 101 above the bridge – and why it can be a noisy walk – but the walk is worth it. This Blue Heron seems okay fishing.
The colors here are subtle most of the year with few wildflowers. I just pay attention to what it is there and find it rewarding and peaceful. This bridge crosses Adobe Creek.
The trail varies from gravel, boardwalk and uneven dirt that reflect the changes from tidal marsh, wetland, dredge pond, creeks and landfill. Plenty of sunny spots, benches and a fishing dock.
As we followed the trail away from the river, we connected to a trail leading to Shollenberger Park.
See you on the trail!
A few words by Lynn Millar
Photos by Mike Millar