BELFAST — Chickadee-and-arrow signs seen around Belfast mark a nature walk through parts of the city not easily seen, though passersby may walk right by them.

The in-town trail, starting and ending at the Armistice Bridge (aka the footbridge) is a total of 5 miles. Pedestrians can begin their walk any place where the bird/arrow images are seen. A new feature has recently been added — a QR code that can be scanned with a smartphone — that will open a map of the trail.

The map includes a narrative describing interesting facts about the location, such as what kind of birds to expect, or to direct attention to sights to a particular species of tree nearby.

The In-Town Nature and Walking Trail is maintained by the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition.  For more information about BBWC, visit