Nahant Marsh is a 265-acre nature preserve nestled in southwest Davenport. Nahant Marsh is the larges urban wetland on the upper Mississippi River. It is part of a 513-acre wetland complex that is home to 410 plant species, 151 bird species, 34 mammal species, 9 reptiles and amphibians, and numerous fish and invertebrate species. Nahant Marsh is also a stopover site for many migrating waterfowl and songbird species. This unique preserve is comprised of several habitats including, marshes, open water, vernal ponds, tallgrass prairie, sand prairie, and bottomland woods. Nahant Marsh is an official interpretive center for the Great River Road National Scenic Byway.
Official Great River Road Interpretive Center
The Great River Road National Scenic Byway follows the course of the Mississippi River for 3,000 miles from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. The scenic route passes through 10 states and hundreds of river towns. Learn more >