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Opinion: Tingley Beach: Sightseeing walk of ABQ

Looking for a place for a peaceful walk here in Albuquerque? Look just south of Central Avenue where Tingley Beach resides.

Tingley Beach is a recreational area of land in ABQ, home to national beauties – from parks to picnic at, trails to walk on and ponds for fishing and boating.

The park covers miles of land stretching alongside the forest. There are two trails – one for hikers and walkers and the other for mainly bicyclists. You can find yourself on the forest’s path if you want the extra miles.

The nature and scenery consist of beautiful oak trees – over 31 species. Most commonly seen are trees like the Canby Oak and Iranian Oak, according to the city's website. 

The Bosque Ponds mainly consists of ducks, such as the common Goldeneyes or migrating birds like the Canadian geese and Great Blue Herons that occasionally lay in the ponds. In the park, there are multiple plaques to help spot and recognize the birds.

However, it is not encouraged to get near the wildlife. Other animals can be spotted at Tingley Beach such as coyotes, but only from a safe distance. Tingley Beach has its own rules and regulations when it comes to how to interact or not interact with its wildlife.

Tingley Beach can be a perfect place for get-togethers, or even if you want to be alone and take a walk.

Kat Gomez is a freelance reporter with the Daily Lobo. They can be reached at or on Twitter @DailyLobo

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