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“Best place for a long view of the lake” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail

Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail
FL
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Ranked #3,862 of 5,614 Activities in Florida
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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Jacksonville, FL
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Best place for a long view of the lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

This trail is level, paved, and up on a dike around the lake. Parking was free, and in Okeechobee, at the south end of US 27. There are covered picnic tables every so often around the trail to rest on. You can hike as much or as little of the trail as you want.. We could see fisherman, tourists on a airboat tour, birds. etc. The folks hiking were very friendly and one group stopped to talk with us. We would definitely hike here again

Visited December 2011
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Ocala, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“So Worth It”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

If your in the neighborhood, the scenic trail around the Clewiston, FL area is great for biking. There were a huge number of birds, including many snail kites, herons, egrets of all sorts, cormorants, ibis, pelicans. In fact in one tree, there were about 15 pelicans and several cormorants "hanging out" with only the top halves of their bodies well seen.

The birds are not right on the trail. You have to look toward the canal which separates the lake to see them all. If you want a closer look rent a pontoon boat from Jolly Roger Marina in Clewiston.

Visited December 2011
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Kent, England
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Soooo not worth it”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2008

We took a detour from the coast to visit Lake Okeechobee's "Scenic Trail" as advised in the Florida tourism literature we'd received. I can't stress what a waste of time it was, certainly not 'scenic' unless we seriously missed something. Basically a concrete retaining wall around a very very big lake that you can walk along, which I can do within 500m of my own home in the UK along the Kent coast sea wall! Theres really nothing to see here, no picturesque scenery, just some bloke on a fishing boat and that was it. Florida has some absolutely breathtaking scenery but sadly this wasn't one of them. Do not bother making a detour to here, stick to the coastal beaches - I certainly wish we had...

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