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Address: 1301 Gulf Dr S, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL
Description: A small nature park on Anna Maria Island perfect for relaxing walks.

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Nice boardwalk

our family enjoyed looking at the different trees, and animals on this scenic quiet boardwalk trail! Very relaxing walk took about 1/2 hour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Tracy P
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Plum Coulee, Manitoba, Canada
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Plum Coulee, Manitoba, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

our family enjoyed looking at the different trees, and animals on this scenic quiet boardwalk trail! Very relaxing walk took about 1/2 hour.

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Algonquin, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Maps are confusing on how to get here. This is at the southern end of the island on the east side on Leffis Key. Just park and follow the trails thru lush vegetation onto board walks and up to a hill top view.

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Scottsville, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

What is there to not like with free? It is a small park that can be easily walked. I loved all of the board walks and the mangroves. My husband and I took it at a nice slow pace. It is easy walking on board walks and sand / dirt trails.

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Johnsburg, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

What a beautiful place to watch the sunrise among native grasses and a beautiful waterfront. Early in e day parking is plentiful and it is an easy drive from the north end of the island or use the free island trolley later in the day. The island is very narrow at this point so you can easily walk across the... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Very few things beat the beauty of nature. I'm glad Florida has done a good job preserving parts of its beautiful coastline.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I love this little preserve. While everyone's across the street at the busy beaches this is a great place to see Florida nature at a quiet slower pace. If you're into birds, plants and animals this is a very nice little park. There are many separate little boardwalks that give great views of the water and put you deeper and... More 

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Worthington, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Located across Gulf Drive (bayside as in the name) from the main entrance to Coquina Beach with its own entrance and parking. This is a pleasant walk with several short trails and attractive boardwalks through some mangroves and along the bay with some enjoyable views of the bay and intracoastal waterway. We enjoy a morning walk here to start our... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We biked down the island till we got here, then got on the sidewalk at this beach which went on for a long way. We could see the beach but pedaled in the shade of evergreen trees. We got to below the Longboat Key bridge where we could see people fishing, then continued on our way up the other side... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Makes a great walk on a cloudy, cooler day - and for birders, well, expect to find some birds. An easy walk with a lot of boardwalks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This boardwalk is a terrific way to spend a relaxing half hour or so on Anna Maria Island. You'll see birds (not that many), crabs and possibly dolphins out in the ICW waters. It's easy to find (east side of the island opposite Coquina Beach Cafe), there's free parking, no entry fee and wonderful views.

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