this great resource and it listed some good areas around the lake and without having to go to far, it sounded like it was just what we were looking for. The area around the visitor's center is really nice and they have some trails that look promising. It is a spot that I will definitely be coming back to. We did see some fun things, an owl, a few kildeer, a Canada goose, Franklin's gull, either Herring gulls or Ring-billed gulls, Eastern kingbird, Great Blue Heron, along with the commoners (cardinal, bluejay, robin). I can't wait to take the binoculars to a game and try them out there. And we followed up our (very chilly) outing with breakfast at La Mie so it was definitely a great morning.