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Small, but maybe compatible with more walkers

I love nature walks. You can go slower. But, we did in 20 minutes. Ages 11-78. There’s a loop with... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2018
shelley b
Altamonte Springs, Florida
via mobile
ADA friendly >> Partly.

Less than a mile total trail, around 50% is boardwalk, parking is shell. You can cross parking... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2017
Rutledge, Tennessee
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“burial mounds”(3 reviews)
“lookout tower”(5 reviews)
“nice walk”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice walk. along the boardwalk / trail are numerous signs telling about to foliage or history of the area. There are also two location that gives you a nice view of the bay. It is a very easy short walk. If you...More

Thank 697billm
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We kayaked here. So calm and relaxing. We saw ducks, eagles, dolphins and lots of fish! The mangroves are really neat with lots of wildlife.

Thank Denice L
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Interesting walk over a very well maintained boardwalk. Great lookout tower of about 4 stories that gives good view of Bay and surroundings. Some Indian history.

Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

This preserve is nothing like Robinson Preserve either in size or scope. Just east of Anna Maria Island on 64, It’s pleasant enough for a leisurely stroll but there isn’t a whole lot to take in. The path and boardwalk make for easy access through...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

I love nature walks. You can go slower. But, we did in 20 minutes. Ages 11-78. There’s a loop with an obvious path to wooden lookout tower (liked!) and a wooden deadend path to a pretty water’s edge view (liked!). Saw some ducks and a...More

Thank shelley b
Reviewed March 8, 2018

We saw lots of cardinals, but few other birds. Also a golden orb spider which I have not seen before in Florida. However, this is only a 10 minute walk park, unless you stop to read the history of the burial mounds which is interesting.

Thank ChrisBrown38
Reviewed October 8, 2017

We have driven past this preserve many times during our 4-month stay on Longboat Key, but hadn't realised it was there. Yesterday my husband noticed a lookout tower near the water, so we decided to explore. We are really glad that we did - what...More

Thank boatie_girl
Reviewed September 29, 2017

Less than a mile total trail, around 50% is boardwalk, parking is shell. You can cross parking (park at the west end of lot), you will be able to use the boardwalk with a wheelchair. The tower isn't ADA BUT there is a leg of...More

Thank tmail54
Reviewed September 18, 2017

This is my favorite place to paddle board. It is protected and easy for beginners. Easy access to the Tampa Bay for fun exploring of islands and sand bars. Great place to put in and wash down facilities.

Thank David z
Reviewed June 5, 2017

If you enjoy nature, this preserve has many wonderful nooks and crannies to explore. It is also rich in history. Very well maintained. Put on your walking boots and enjoy! There is always something interesting to see!

Thank Lottie W
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