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“Facinating” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Princess Place Preserve

Princess Place Preserve
2500 Princess Place Rd, Flagler County, Palm Coast, FL
386 313-4020
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Ranked #1 of 22 attractions in Palm Coast
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Palmetto
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“Facinating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

What a historical surprise! This Flagler County park is centered around a very unique residence once owned by a real Florida princess. We missed the tour but found the signage and video show very interesting. The grounds are pleasant and well kept.

Visited February 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Beautiful spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

A beautiful spot full of history that you can leisurely enjoy! The video in the main house was very informative. There is a guided tour of the house but we missed it by a couple of hours but the guide was very nice and friendly and invited us back the next day but we were unable to do so. Enjoyed the drive down a non-paved road through beautiful trees and various wildflowers and shrubs, saw many deer on our way out.

Visited February 2013
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“Wonderful Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This is indeed a hidden gem. The park is at the end of a dirt road (but don't be afraid!) and is wonderfully remote in it's feeling even though there are private residences here.

We walked two of the trails, Creekside and Artesian. You really have to pay attention to the markers to stay on the trail...and especially to start the Creekside trail. It would be a fun thing for kids to do...and keep them busy.

The Creekside trail starts not far from the restrooms and as I said is a little hard to follow at first, but as it approaches the creek, it becomes much more of a standard trail experience. At one point it runs along with the blue trail, which is paved, before branching off again. Great walk, about 1.2 miles, easy to do.

The Artesian Trail is to the right as you face the water (the Creekside being to the left). Again you have to watch for the trail markers but there are plenty of them. There are dirt roads that run along the trails, but the markers take you just off them, I'm sure just for safety sake, but there was no one on the roads while we were there.

There is a visitor center, kind of. It's in the lodge near the Ranger Office. It looked closed to us, but we heard a film going and went in. It's very small and really just consists of the film and some brochures.

We saw only a short part of the film, a long time local resident was talking about the area. Honestly, for our northeast ears, we couldn't take the slow pace of the talking and gave up on it.

The site includes the lodge which is only open for tours on certain days (not when we were there) but you can walk around the grounds and see the first swimming pool in america (spring fed).

It's worth your time if you're in the area. We loved it.

Visited February 2013
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“a favorite hiking spot ...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Here in this beautiful place you will find many trails for hiking (including one that is wheelchair accessible as well as equestrian trails). There is a wonderful variety of birds, and the largest eagles' nest we have ever seen ... armadillos, wild hogs, deer, and dolphins can also be seen. Camp sites are available. If the lodge is open, the tour is definitely recommended ... a wonderful visit to the past.

Visited February 2012
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Long Island City, New York
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

A great place for hikers. So peaceful. Saw a wild hog when I was there. Love all the species of birds we saw . A must go to. You will love it

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