Beus Pond is located in Ogden and has a fun little nature trail. We first visited this pond when our boys were little because wood ducks winter here. Wood ducks are rare to see in Utah, so we wanted to see them while they nested at the pond for the winter. We found out that we like to walk the nature trail around the pond in the winter and see all of the different birds. This trail is simple and easy, and would be great in other seasons, too!
This pond is a lot of fun, even in the winter. There are plenty of ducks and geese to feed, so don’t forget to bring some duck food or healthy treats like cut up grapes or lettuce. We had to fight the geese, and my young boys were frightened of their loud honking. There is a nice path around the pond with tons of bird houses in the trees. In the spring and summer, there is sure to be lots of wildlife here.
You can also use the playground, which we did not try out in the winter, and a large field and pavilion. When the path is clear, there are often quite a few people walking the path. When we visited in mid January, the path was covered with snow, but we still enjoy walking through the white wonderland around the pond. We are going to go back and visit this pond in the spring and see how different it looks.
The nature trail is about 1/2 mile long, and it is flat and easy. The trail wanders through the trees, and then walks by the pond. There are little viewing platforms near the pond where you can walk out over the water and look for fish. The ducks enjoy visitors, so they usually swim over to visit. We also love the small bridges along the path. If you need a fun nature trail to get out of the house for winter, add Beus Pond in Ogden to your list. Check out our Urban Hike list if you are looking for another trail near you.
This pond is just East of Harrison Blvd behind Weber State University. If you get on Harrison, turn East on Country Hills (which is 4200 South). Stay on the road until you see an old wooden fence and a sign that says Beus Pond next to a small parking lot. The official address is 4240 Country Hills Drive, Ogden, UT.