For a shorter route through the Hermitage Point area, this easy loop cruises past Heron Pond and Swan Lake. You’ll still explore a variety of habitats, so keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and summer wildflowers. From the Hermitage Point Trailhead, trace Jackson Lake’s shoreline to Heron Pond, a small, lily pad-speckled lake that grants views of the big peaks. This is an excellent spot to scope for moose or beavers. Follow the eastern shore, then turn left at the next junction to head toward Swan Lake. And yes, you might spot trumpeter swans—North America’s largest native waterfowl—nesting on this grassy lake. From here, it’s a short walk back to the trailhead.