The Life of the Forest trail is about a mile north of the dune trail back up Bayberry Drive. There was a sign on Bayberry Drive directing us to the Life of the Forest trail head.
Most of the Life of the Forest Trail, once a loop, was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, so the National Park Service built a new out-and-back trail. The length of the trail is 0.4 mile round trip.
The trail does go through a forest, but the forest doesn’t seem to be the main emphasis of the trail.
Most of the trail is a boardwalk. Once out of the forest, the boardwalk overlooks a salt marsh and Sinepuxtent Bay.
There are a number of viewing platforms built into the new boardwalk.