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Snake Bight

Flamingo, Everglades National Park, FL
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Canoeing, Viewing wildlife
Description: Area to canoe and view the plant and animal life.
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Minnesota
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113 reviews 113 reviews
28 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Best visited with a rising tide so check your Flamingo tide table and try to get to the end of the trail a couple of hours before high tide. The wading birds concentrate along the shore as the tide comes in and photo opportunities are best then for herons, shorebirds, and occasional spoonbills. Flamingos have been seen from here but... More

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Oceanside, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a great trail for the atmosphere which makes you feel enveloped by mangroves. The trail gives you the sense of walking through a mangrove tunnel with the light at the end being that of Snake Bight/Florida Bay. Hit the end just before a wall of water from an afternoon thunderstorm came crashing through. We watched the water across... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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177 reviews 177 reviews
119 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Nearly every review has focused on the trail and many have been negative. While I do not doubt the trail has some negatives, I do not think that is how the originator intended you to experience Snake Bite. Snake bite is a premier attraction of the park service but they intend you to see it from the water. You can... More

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San Francisco, CA
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151 reviews 151 reviews
55 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We had wanted to hike the Christian Point Trail but were told by the rangers that it was muddy in places and to try the Snake Bight Trail, which we did. It was quite cool and there were no mosquitoes in early March. The walk follows an old overgrown canal down to the Bight. It is 1.8 miles one way,... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

It may have been the time we went in February but didn't see much beyond a few birds here and there. The trail itself is a straight path to a small overlook that is blocked by vegetation. I suppose they didn't build the trail out past the vegetation for a specific reason but we did find this trail quite boring.... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This another great place to see so much just remember to take your bug spray. Many birds and flowers and interesting plants.

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

My husband two children and I walked Snake Bight Trail just before dusk hoping to glimpse a snake and we sure did! It was almost more than we bargained for. The trail was surrounded in stunning vegetation, flanked by a stream that followed the wide dirt path for it's length and constantly dotted with butterflies. There was were no visitors... More

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Beautiful Jersey shore
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

We sprayed down with repellent at the suggestion of our field guide. even bathed in bug juice, we were both covered with mosquitos less than 50 yards down the trail. By 150 yards we realized we wouldn't make the 1/8 mile ONE WAY trip, so we abandoned our walk and RAN back to the car. This was our 2nd attempt... More

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Henniker, New Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Our bike ride had us at the board walk overlook during low tide. There was very little to see as compared with other parts of the park (e.g. Anhinga Trail)

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Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

This 1.8 mile trail shows a great x-section of the everglades. Take the time to hike it if you can. On this february trip we did not see a single mosquito. Hopefully you will be that lucky as well.

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