From the Angler Line parking lot, you will see two trail entrance signs.
The canal is an excellent vantage point to see things like turtles. On occasion I have seen more than two dozen Painted Turtles.
A small population of another 'Special Concern' species, Swamp Rose Mallow, can be found along the edge of the lake, and is best viewed from the boardwalk. It is most obvious in August and early September.
Great Egrets are often in the vicinity, either along the shallow water of the lake shore, or sometimes flying overhead.