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Creamer's Field Professional Review and Guide
"One of the top areas in the north for viewing migrating birds,
with walking trails suitable for all activity levels.
Creamer’s Field offers short hikes in the heart of Fairbanks, good migratory-bird
viewing in spring and fall, and a chance to explore a sample of the forests and wetlands of Interior Alaska. Creamer’s is a historic dairy that operated until 1966 (see
--Mollie Foster, Hiking Alaska: A Guide to Alaska's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Falcon Guides).
Seeing as how the last review is almost eight years old (!!!) I thought I'd write one as an update. Creamer's Field has had a lot of work done to it (and will continue to do so-REI just gave them $10k if I recall correctly!) and is a lovely little park now. The trails are no longer covered in water at any point during the year and are easily accessible. The watchtowers/observatories are all solid and in good repair. There are restrooms along the paved parking lot/drive as well as at the trailhead.
This is an excellent place to take a kid, dog, or friend for a short walk when you just need to get away for a while...it's hard to remember sometimes that you haven't left city limits!
Even though there is a lot of repair on-going, a large part of the paths are under water. Many of the boardwalks have rotted and collapsed. An observation tower has also fallen. Great for birding and seeing the types of trees in the region.
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