Balloch on the southern shore of the loch was a former Victorian resort town which used to lure day trippers from Glasgow who would descend on the town as the interchange point between train and the loch steamers. Today the town is still easily accessed from Glasgow by rail and is the main base for Sweeney Cruises who have been operating on Loch Lomond for over 120 years and operate both daily cruises and private charters. Balloch Castle Country Park, just outside the town offers woodland and lochside walks, nature trails and of course a castle. Close to Balloch is the Loch Lomand Bird of Prey Centre which is a rescue, conservation and educational facility with over 28 species of bird.