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Address: 401 Shell Island Rd, Marco Island, FL
Phone Number: 239-775-8569
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You can rent a canoe or walk the many trails to view the wildlife.

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Quiet and out of the way.

About a half mile of boardwalk through a few different environments. I went on a cool early morning and had the place to myself. A nice look out area in the back of the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2016
Tom G

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We walked through the trail, taking our time, reading all the signs about the plant life. It was peaceful and a really nice place to go. There is also a picnic area with restrooms and a playground area.

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Thank Rachel L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

About a half mile of boardwalk through a few different environments. I went on a cool early morning and had the place to myself. A nice look out area in the back of the boardwalk. Signage along the way give one an idea of what to look for in each area. Didn't see much wildlife, but it was cool and... More 

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Thank Tom G
Fishers, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 558 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This is a short nature walk but enjoyable as you will see a lot of different birds, alligators, and sea creatures. Nice boardwalk to walk on so you can see all that this nature center offers.

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Thank SmokiesJunkie
Manassas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

nice little walk with nature along the way. signs along the way told you about the plant life which was nice. the path way was sound and wide enough. apparently we passed right by the alligators while we focused on the scenery.

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Thank Lynn C
Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Our family took a detour to explore this small nature boardwalk on our way to dinner, and we are so glad we did! Even though it was a bit chilly in January, we saw baby alligators right beside the boardwalk. They were tiny and chirping for mom, so we knew she wouldn't be very far away! We saw a few... More 

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Thank Emily A
Peterborough, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Visited this place again after 2 years, and we were pleased to see that it had been trimmed back. My previous review mentioned that poison ivy that had grown up onto the boardwalk. It has been cut back so it sits far off the edge of the boardwalk.. We visited this place 4 times over a month and each time... More 

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Central New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Easy, short hike with very nice boardwalks and nature-viewing spots. Wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and don't forget your insect repellent!

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Thank VivianBedoya
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

The drive up the long road was serene and peaceful. The outside of the office building at the hub of this nature center looked nice. We started down the boardwalk and within 3 minutes my bush and was bit 5 times by large black flies. Things didn't get any better over the next 15 minutes as we were being dive... More 

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7 Thank Wendy P
Naples, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Located between Naples and Marco island, this walk is ok if it's on your way to final destination . Boring & no birds. There is no upkeep either, just a place to walk by to see a small but nice lake with mangroves.

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Peterborough, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Access to this boardwalk is now by paved road, although it is very narrow with brush growing out onto the roadway. What makes this interesting is the signs along the entire length of the boardwalk pointing out the different flora and fauna, however it was a little disappointing that it was so overgrown, Be careful of the poison ivy which... More 

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