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Boyd Hill Nature Park

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Address: 1101 Country Club Way South, St. Petersburg, FL 33706
Phone Number: (727) 893-7326
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Nature walks, away from the beach

I'm not really a beach person and I like to be active in nature. The Boyd Hill Nature Park was a very short car ride from downtown St. Pete, on the western shore of Lake Maggiore... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I'm not really a beach person and I like to be active in nature. The Boyd Hill Nature Park was a very short car ride from downtown St. Pete, on the western shore of Lake Maggiore. In 2014, this lake got cleaned up from too much storm water runoff and sediment, motorized boating got halted, and lots of native plants... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful nature preserve in the heart of the city with native plants and animals. Unfortunately, didn't spot any gators, but still a great experience!

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St.Andrews
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44 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were really looking forward to this visit but, as the driver hadn't turned up to negotiate the tram ride (and one of our party lacking energy for the exploration by foot, plus the tardy sharing of information by the staff) we have had to rely on the exhibition and generous brochures. You should know that there are 24 acres... More 

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Tolland, Connecticut
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We are usually in St. Pete Beach every January for a conference, and this was our second visit to Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. There are many trails to explore, all well-maintained, and there is always plenty of wildlife to see, including alligators (we saw one with 4 offspring today), anhingas, and really awesome osprey that nest there successfully every year.... More 

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Sudbury, Ontario
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Had a great time walking around and seeing the wildlife. We sae a racoon chasing the geckos, a gopher tortoise, and a few other things. Beautiful place to visit :)

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Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We love nature and so we were pleased when this park was so close to where we were staying. The trails are well kept and the kids park is second to none. This was our go to place to see gators daily. They are huge and come very close to the walkways so the signs about gator watching out are... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Our day was definitely well spent at Boyd Hill Nature Park. Even though it was raining a little the day we went, it was a wonderful trip. To get on the property you have to go through their main building and pay a very cheap fee ($3 per adult). There are raptors outside that cannot survive in the wild and... More 

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Phoenixville, Pa.
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A wonderful place to spend some time away from the hustle-bustle, and see what Florida was like before it was developed. This very attractive 245-acre park has miles of trails, a lake, and birds and wildlife of all sorts. You can see owls, kestrels, hawks, bald eagles, vultures, and other birds of prey in a well-run aviary: these are birds... More 

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Baildon, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Good near to st petes beach,unspoilt only pay for parking ,good trails .plenty to see just as florida was before mickey came.there is woodland ,board walk,and a lake,with pleanty of wild life well worth a visit.the even have shelters round the walks with free iced water to drink

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Awesome time outside. come to this park, i would recommend it in the st pete area. You can bike, run walk

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