December 2014

Hike the Bayview Trail

“Walking on the beach is my favorite winter adventure.”

“My wife likes to do crafts so she collects shells and things. I only look for the really nice shells. The lace Murex is the showiest shell I have found so far.”

“Hiking is great because it’s cooler with less bugs – Bayview is my favorite trail in the State Park because it goes along the Bay shore and you will see mullet jump, likely to see deer and there are usually several wading birds along the trail. Bayview is one of the places I walk my dogs. We all love the view of the Bay.”

Mark, nature enthusiast and Manager of the St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, recommends walking the Bayview Nature Trail in the Park to find shells, a great view and wildlife. Your pets will thank you.

Updated: Jun 21, 2017 10:16 am

Published: Dec 10, 2014 1:56 pm

Mark Knapke

Mark Knapke Local since 2011

Manager of the St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, Mark spends his days ensuring that nature enthusiasts like him have plenty to explore! In his free time he enjoys hiking and shelling!

Mark Knapke loves your questions.
CallEmailWeb
Browse Adventure Guides
Adventure Off the Beaten Path
Adventure Off the Beaten Path
Sometimes you just want to go where no one has ever been. Or, at least somewhere you’ve never been! We understand! There are so many places to blaze your own trail in Gulf County.
A GCFL “Create Your Own” Adventure
A GCFL “Create Your Own” Adventure
Ronald Pickett - “You have to make your own entertainment here and that’s a good thing.” Especially If you like to be active, outside and have adventures.
A Laid-Back Golf Adventure
A Laid-Back Golf Adventure
Dan and Barb Van Treese - Dan Van Treese wants you to come out and say hello. Dan is the proud President of the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club who wants to show it off. “Well. Most people don’t know it’s a championship course...
An Eco-Adventure with a Bio-Expert
An Eco-Adventure with a Bio-Expert
Captain Charlene Burke - “My Ecotours are not structured. Each day is a different day on the Bay so I don’t force a structured program. I just go with the wind. We head out just to see life.”
A New Adventure Every Day
A New Adventure Every Day
Jeri Ashcraft - Local Jeri daydreams about doing a different beach every day. “I love taking time with my family. And we love to be outside. You never know what the next day’s adventure may bring.”