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Laguna Madre Nature Trail

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Address: , South Padre Island, TX
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Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: This 1,500-foot boardwalk crosses four acres of marshland, where bird...
This 1,500-foot boardwalk crosses four acres of marshland, where bird watchers can spot many coastal and migratory birds and numerous others tempted by the berries on the fiddlewood bushes along the trail
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Quiet place to relax

I enjoyed walking down the trail. It has a gazebo where you can sit and just mediate, read a book, and relax

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Renita O
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I enjoyed walking down the trail. It has a gazebo where you can sit and just mediate, read a book, and relax

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Bellville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Our family thoroughly enjoyed this trail. We saw blue crabs, spotted crabs, many fish, great blue herons, a moorhen, red-eared slider turtles and even a baby alligator out sunning! You have to be patient & quiet to see all that we saw, but truly and enjoyable experience!

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It was an amazing experience. You could see different types of animals during the walk to the center. They have different types that aren't even by the beach side. So make sure you check out this awesome place when you visit south padre island.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is the free version of Island Birding and Nature center, exactly located next to it. Entrance is at the conference center. But we're disappointed, need improvement, dirty, the trail need to be maintained. The walkway was covered by tree and its hard to get through it and kind a scary especially if you are with kids. We have to... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is the free version of the birding center and it's next door. Not as well maintained though. Lots of wildlife and less crowds.

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Zimmerman, Minnesota
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

we combined the trail and nature center in one day. Easy paths to follow and we saw a lot. The information on the trail was helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Love seeing the different species of birds in the Laguna. A nice walk with a peaceful setting. Located at the northern tip of the island and very easy to get to next to the convention center.

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Ponca City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Nature lovers and especially bird watchers paradise. Many types of birds that are not seen in other areas of the country in one habitat. If you are lucky you might see a gator.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Lots of birds and saw gators in the pond. Nice blinds for easy viewing of the birds without disturbing them. Paved walks for easy walking. Saw many Harrier raptors.

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Galena, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Take your time on a pretty day and walk the cat walk over the water and you will see birds you've probably never seen along with alligators, turtles and fish.

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