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

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Natural Birding Environment

Visited this place again after 2 years, and we were pleased to see that it had been trimmed back. My previous review mentioned that poison ivy that had grown up onto the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
4givN
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Peterborough, Ontario
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family took a detour to explore this small nature boardwalk on our way to dinner, and we are so glad we did! Even though it was a bit chilly in January, we saw baby alligators right beside the boardwalk. They were tiny and chirping for mom, so we knew she wouldn't be very far away! We saw a few... More 

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Peterborough, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Visited this place again after 2 years, and we were pleased to see that it had been trimmed back. My previous review mentioned that poison ivy that had grown up onto the boardwalk. It has been cut back so it sits far off the edge of the boardwalk.. We visited this place 4 times over a month and each time... More 

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1 Thank 4givN
Central New Jersey
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Easy, short hike with very nice boardwalks and nature-viewing spots. Wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and don't forget your insect repellent!

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Thank VivianBedoya
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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7 Thank Wendy P
Naples, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

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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7 Thank VeronicaWintersart
Peterborough, Ontario
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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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4 Thank 4givN
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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 Thank DGWendy
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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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2 Thank Nnhhoffman
Hull, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

interesting - probably a one time visit. Not very big

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