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Address: Flamingo, Everglades National Park, FL
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Activities: Canoeing, Viewing wildlife
Description: Area to canoe and view the plant and animal life.

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Vicious Everglades biting species and lack of time prevented hiking to the bay boardwalk at trail's end

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
Agog84
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Tysons Corner, Virginia
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Milan, Italy
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133 reviews 133 reviews
50 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

As well as other reviewers, I only walked one minute, before running back to the car, due to mosquitoes. What's incredible to me is, only my face and arms were not covered by clothes; and I had abundantly sprayed them with 50% DEET. No way: mosquitoes attacked my face in large numbers, ignoring the repellent and even my slamming palms.... More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The bugs were excited that we decided to walk the trail. They did not have to go far for lunch! We were not afraid, we were birdwatching, on the hunt for the Mangrove Cuckoo, no luck! But we did get catbird, Cardinal, common yellow throat warbler, the Palm warbler, the white-eyed vireo, and the great crested flycatcher. Would have stayed... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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266 reviews 266 reviews
101 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This trail was too buggy to walk on. We started and turned around almost immediately and headed back. The ranger also admitted to me there really isn't much to see at the end of the trail

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

If you're going to check out this part of the park, take a boat. My wife and I tried walking the trail and didn't last 20 minutes before we turned back. The mosquitoes are vicious! The 20 minutes we did walk our arms were constantly flailing trying to keep the bugs off. We had bug spray on, but it was... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
67 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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230 reviews 230 reviews
58 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
105 helpful votes 105 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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29 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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