Madison County

Edgewater Park, Killbuck Wetlands, and Shadyside Lake

This interconnected trio of parks in Anderson is worth a drive for its specialty species alone. The trails in all three parks are paved and generally shaded.

Edgewater Park, accessible by heading west on 10th St. from State Rd. 9 in Anderson, is well known for its warbler population each spring and fall. Park at the park entrance on 10th St. and follow the river trail east/southeast.

At Shadyside Park, take the footbridge across Killbuck Creek and follow the trail that loops around a 63-acre lake. The trail is good for warblers and many other spring migrants, and a resident barred owl family was meticulously chronicled through the years by Tom and Jean Harbron.   A map created by the Harbrons shows key sites in the entire park system.