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Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

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Address: 1101 Country Club Way South, St. Petersburg, FL 33706
Phone Number: (727) 893-7326
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Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Take your bikes!

Great park to visit with the kids. Miles of paved biking trails amid overgrown "old Florida" greenery. Pack a pick-nick lunch and enjoy the day and whomever you find for good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Gunnison, Colorado
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Gunnison, Colorado
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103 reviews 103 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Great park to visit with the kids. Miles of paved biking trails amid overgrown "old Florida" greenery. Pack a pick-nick lunch and enjoy the day and whomever you find for good company. Although I no longer live in Florida, I do love visiting Boy Hill Nature Preserve whenever I return.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Private park that has great birding and a rescue center for raptors. We saw a limpkin and many snakes while visiting and hiking the trails.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I visited Boyd Hill with a group of kids aged 4-12 as a field trip with the YMCA of St Pete. The kids had a great time walking the trails and being shown ospreys, gopher tortoises, and young alligators. They also attended a program where they were introduced to several birds of prey. The park employees were all helpful and... More 

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Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We did a bike tour through Doo's Amazing Tours, but there is certainly much to do here! It is a refuge sanctuary for injured birds. There are many programs, or just walk the trails. A lovely place to spend the afternoon in the out of doors!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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163 reviews 163 reviews
26 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The cost of admission here is pretty minimal, $3/person. But, when we visited (mid-April, 2015) there was very little to see. We were interested in birding, but there were very few birds visible from the trails in this preserve. The so-called Lake Loop offered essentially no views of the lake, due to tall shrubs. We did see two gopher tortoises.

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I'm really into nature and no matter where I travel to, I try to find a good spot to photograph wildlife. I loved this place. I went solo and I had a great time. I saw alligators, Ospreys, turtles, herons, anhingas, common gallinule, etc. Their aviary is small but it was very clean and the birds didn't seem stressed. If... More 

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mocksville, n.c.
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I loved this place! I went solo and had great time taking pics loking at plenty of wildlife and seeing some unique creatures, perfect day. It was hot but nof stifling

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I probably spent more time hiking here than anywhere else on this past vacation. This is a nature preserve in the sense that it seeks to preserve the habitat as it once was so long ago. The naturalists try to accomplish this by prescribed burns (Controlled burns) rather than accept the wild out-of-control fires that are sometimes a part of... More 

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Saint Petersburg, florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A 'woodsy" park with a nearby lake, lots of shade, lots of open sun. You can go just as a day visit, or plan a group event. There are overnight cabin rentals as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This wonderful nature preserve is teeming with native flora and fauna. Take time to venture through all of the available trails(this will take you a few trips!), and stop to look closely in the multiple different ecosystems here. Home to literally hundreds of native animals and birds, join the Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve and be sure to take... More 

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