Watch your step very carefully around the banks of Lake Alice. The alligators, turtles, and birds don't like being disturbed from their peaceful existence at this slice of serene paradise.
Lake Alice, just a short walk from the Harn and Museum of Natural History, is an ideal place to set up a hammock for the day. Not only are there endless quiet hideaways to swing in an Eno between clusters of trees, there is also a maze of trails and boardwalks that intertwine around the lake.
The dirt path and short boardwalk, designated Natural Area Teaching Lab Trail on Lake Alice's north side meander through the woods, where you can expect to see a variety of wetland plants and animals. Other trails include: Upland Pine Trail, where you can see pines and wildflowers in Spring; the Old Field Trail with abandoned agricultural fields; and the Hammock Trail with a variety of plants.