Not every community has something as special as Eagles Nest, but the bustling community of Bancroft is the fortunate one. This huge batholith that towers over the town and the York River below, offers hiking trails through different ecosystems within the park, a fully accessible trail to the popular Hawkwatch viewing platform, and a self-guided walking tour that shares the 10,000-year-old story of early Indigenous settlement in the area, Eagles Nest – An Algonquin Story. You will also find the story of early European settlement and information that will help you find and identify the variety of flora and fauna in the park. Be sure to sign up for one of the special nature-themed experiences that take place from summer to fall.
The popular Hawkwatch offers stunning views of the York River valley and Bancroft town below. It’s especially beautiful during fall.
Please respect Eagles Nest by being careful and thoughtful during your visit. Your actions affect the site’s natural beauty, wildlife, and spiritual significance for future generations. Thanks for helping preserve this treasured landmark.
Join local geologist, Chris Fouts, on Eagles Nest on July 20 at 10 a.m. for a hike like no other. Fouts will share his extensive
Join forest educator, Virginia deCarle on a hike in Bancroft’s beautiful Eagles Nest Park, now offered on four different dates in 2023., July 4, July
Do you want to try something new? Join local artist and plein air enthusiast, John Christie, for a morning of sketching in beautiful Eagles Nest