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Chinsegut Wildlife and Environmental Area

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Beautiful nature trail

Great start to our visit to Brooksville. This place has a lot of nature trails to enjoy. Along... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2018
Tampa, Florida
We love Chinsegut!

We first visited Chinsegut WEA to attend one of their many educational programs. Since that first... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Brooksville, Florida
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“bird watching”(2 reviews)
“nature”(4 reviews)
“woodpeckers”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, FL 34601-4441
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

Great start to our visit to Brooksville. This place has a lot of nature trails to enjoy. Along the way there were history boards about certain spots on the trail. Very peaceful and tranquil place. We enjoyed our self so much we didn't realized we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank peachysue8107
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We first visited Chinsegut WEA to attend one of their many educational programs. Since that first visit, we have returned almost weekly for the programs, and to take friends and family on hikes, bird watching and nature study. The staff are friendly and helpful, and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank thatannegirl
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a great lunch on the lovely grounds. Serves items seasonally (winter). Menu changes regularly to provide freshest produce & fare - delicious. Highly recommend! Call for open times & reservations. Not air conditioned now, the dining area - originally an open air space- is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank BrendaJT
Reviewed January 2, 2018

This is a lovely park. At first I wasn't sure if I'd like it since so many of the trails were close to roads and I could hear cars but the wildlife was wonderful. I saw several groups of deer, 8 pileated woodpeckers, a red...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Janna64
Reviewed May 4, 2017

Chinsegut is a former estate turned into a wild-life/environment educational experience. The main house is a huge old mansion with a beautiful porch and breath -taking view. I once visited there for a High Tea luncheon and it was delightful. There's plenty of yard for...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank NLC67
Reviewed May 1, 2017

I've been here many times, Lake Lindsey is the first of hundreds of hiking, swimming, and other peaceful Florida attractions going North that are rarely busy. It's sad that it's so undiscovered because Florida has some of the most beautiful, serene, and clean, rivers, lakes,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Rose B
Reviewed December 30, 2016

We recommend going both during the day and night. The night tour presents the bats leaving their houses, ground spiders with glowing eyes and haunting sounds on the pond. Whatever else you see and hear is ether unique or in your imagination. Also, there is...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank swamprat2016
Reviewed October 22, 2016

While the grounds are beautiful and the history is interesting, the food was not what I expected. The menu was ambitious, I was looking forward to it, but it just did not do it for me. I went for both lunch and dinner. Lunch was...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank LesM34601
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Property has well marked trails. Interesting topography and we saw a lot of birds while walking. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank gulfcoastbreezes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

I' was lucky enough to live on the edge of the Chinsegut forest for 5 years, I walked in it daily! and it is one of the most beautiful ,places on earth to me, but I am a bit partial ;-) Please enjoy and respect...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank krisanne c
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Joyce N
May 9, 2018|
Response from BrendaJT | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t enter the mansion so I can’t answer for it. As far as the grounds it Depends on how able you are. If in wheelchair or walker, it could be tedious. You could go a short distance and still enjoy it but paths are not... More