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A stroll on the paved path by the Green River takes you along the route that John Wesley Powell followed on his expedition down the waterway in 1869. Along the way you can visit Expedition Island, the Green Belt Nature Area, and the Scotts Bottom Nature Area. Access Expedition Island off 2nd Street, southwest of the railroad yard in Green River; wild birds, squirrels, and rabbits inhabit the grassy, tree-shaded island. Downstream from Expedition Island on the south bank of the river is the Green Belt Nature Area, with interpretive signs, nature paths, and numerous birds, including waterfowl. Farther south is Scotts Bottom Nature Area, where you'll find more interpretive signs related to the wildlife that lives in this riparian habitat.