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Address: 401 Shell Island Rd, Marco Island, FL
Phone Number: 239-775-8569
Activities: Birdwatching, Canoeing
Description: You can rent a canoe or walk the many trails to view the wildlife.

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This was probably great once upon a time!

My dad and son and I came here, looking for wading birds on a sunny but chilly March afternoon. It really isn't a nature center anymore (lost its funding, maybe?) but only a 1/2... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2013
DGWendy
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

The drive up the long road was serene and peaceful. The outside of the office building at the hub of this nature center looked nice. We started down the boardwalk and within 3 minutes my bush and was bit 5 times by large black flies. Things didn't get any better over the next 15 minutes as we were being dive... More 

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Naples, New York
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Located between Naples and Marco island, this walk is ok if it's on your way to final destination . Boring & no birds. There is no upkeep either, just a place to walk by to see a small but nice lake with mangroves.

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Peterborough, Ontario
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12 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Access to this boardwalk is now by paved road, although it is very narrow with brush growing out onto the roadway. What makes this interesting is the signs along the entire length of the boardwalk pointing out the different flora and fauna, however it was a little disappointing that it was so overgrown, Be careful of the poison ivy which... More 

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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

My dad and son and I came here, looking for wading birds on a sunny but chilly March afternoon. It really isn't a nature center anymore (lost its funding, maybe?) but only a 1/2 mile boardwalk. It is a really nice walk, though, with descriptive plaques along the route. There wasn't much bird life to be seen, even once we... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Enjoyed the boardwalk. Good info on local flora and fauna for us northerners. Saw interesting birds and a gator. Beginning of boardwalk is well hidden. It's to the right of the building. Take a dirt path aroun to the back.

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Hull, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

interesting - probably a one time visit. Not very big

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