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Snake Bight

Address: Flamingo, Everglades National Park, FL
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Canoeing, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Area to canoe and view the plant and animal life.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Canoeing, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Area to canoe and view the plant and animal life.
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This area is amazing, we kayaked there, and you can see where the water just stands completely still like a mirror and the sky is reflected beautifully, as well as the shadows of all the birds, we even saw a crocodile there. Really cool place.

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Tysons Corner, Virginia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Compadres met at Mrazek Pond recommended Snake Bight Trail. The shady entrance welcomed me but only after about 20-30 minutes on the trail the vicious bugs forced me to turn back. I had already sprayed myself down at the trail entrance with Deep Woods Off with 25% DEET but it was not enough to deter the armies of Everglades biting... More 

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Florida City, Florida, United States
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

An amazing place for shore and wading birds. Best time to visit is after fall migration (winter) and preferably, at low tide, when the mud flats are exposed. Expect 500+ White Pelicans, hundreds, (if not thousands) of Least, Western, and Semipalmated Sandpipers, Willets, Avocets, Greater & Lesser Yellowlegs, Black-necked Stilts, Black-bellied and Semipalmated Plovers, Dunlin, Marbled Godwits, and Ruddy Turnstones.... More 

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Estero, FL
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179 reviews 179 reviews
47 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Took the Snake Bight trail out to the viewing area boardwalk and it was a nice walk and a nice view of Snake Bight. Some of the trail is a bit grown in and we encountered a little dampness near the end of the trail (muddy) but overall the most passable trail we encountered in the Flamingo area. The side... More 

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Leefdaal, Belgium
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143 reviews 143 reviews
20 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

We tried to walk this trail, but were attacked by hundreds of mosquitoes (even through our clothes), so we quickly gave up our attempt to reach even the begin of the walk (the first part is really boring, don't know what the rest of the walk brings).

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Minnesota
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121 reviews 121 reviews
29 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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43 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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176 reviews 176 reviews
118 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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176 reviews 176 reviews
65 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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