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Birds, pleasant path through trees and an alligator

The water treatment ponds are a magnet for birds and the people who love them. The path to the... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2019
Deb M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Birders places

Making it through the muddy trails was a bit hard. We found a new way to get in,through the “home... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2019
New York City, New York
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1159 Causeway Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3709
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Reviewed February 8, 2019

The water treatment ponds are a magnet for birds and the people who love them. The path to the ponds is pleasantly shady. The pond by the Bailey Homestead, which adjoins this trail, had a good size gator for us to admire the day we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 8, 2019

Making it through the muddy trails was a bit hard. We found a new way to get in,through the “home stead “ boardwalk.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 30, 2019

The Shipley trail on the Bailey Homestead Preserve is a great place to walk to hook up with the Pond Apple Park Trail. My husband and I rented a nearby cottage and walked the trails repeatedly. Great place to spot wood storks, brown pelicans, cormorants,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed January 23, 2019

The Pond Apple trail is not a long walk but the ponds are teeming with birds and wildlife - including alligators. If you look up in the far trees you can see Eagles nesting and the Aninghas are sunning themselves all round the lakes. See...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Annie M
Reviewed January 5, 2019

I've biked all of Sanibel's trails, and this one remains my favorite. It's right in the heart of the island, ranging from the SanCap Chamber of Commerce over to the SCCF Native Garden Center, yet much of it is so secluded that it feels a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Prazak
Reviewed January 5, 2019

Walk it with binoculars and you will see a lot on this pleasantly planned walk. There is much to see from birds, aligators, racoons, eagles and one ocassion a bob cat. A quiet place to be so not for young kids.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

We love biking through here. You can bike or walk all the way to the Bailey homestead which is now a museum and also enjoy the small native plant nursery. The roundtrip takes approx. 1 hour if you go slowly to enjoy the birds and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Snorkelweeds
Reviewed February 2, 2018

We were advised of this park by a native. It is small but the number of birds and how close you can get to them is impressive. It also connects to a walking trail that goes to a nature center. You can get much closer...More

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank Arnieonthego
Reviewed January 22, 2018

This is a shortish but very worthwhile trail for the number of birds and how close you can get to them. There are alligators if it's sunny and with binoculars you can see the Eagles on the nest - if they are home.

Date of experience: January 2018
4  Thank Annie M
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

We have been to Sanibel many times, and this was a new discovery for us. There are two connected trails: the Pond Apple Trail and the Shipley Trail. The Pond Apple Trail starts at the visitor center/chamber of commerce on the causeway and the Shipley...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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