Baker’s Lake is a birdwatcher’s dream. Bring binoculars or a spotting scope to view all of the bird life on the lake and in the prairie. At the north end of the lake, visitors can observe the island rookery from a viewing platform. The rookery is made of several large wooden structures, each with three nesting platforms. Through binoculars or a strong camera lens, the structures look like scaffolding. Come in June to catch the height of breeding season, when the rookery becomes a truly wild and noisy place.
The unpaved trails through Baker’s Lake intersect with a variety of habitats in a short hike, with informative signs along the way. Winding through former agricultural field, restored prairie and crossing a bridge over wetlands, the trails access the lake at a few points.