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Review of Gumbo Limbo Trail

Gumbo Limbo Trail
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Owner description: Half-mile hiking trail through scenic areas.
Cabrieres, France
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

In the Royal Palm park, just $10 and you can spend a good couple of hours in an unimaginable decor. A boardwalk visit over the water and it is stuffed with aligators and birds. We met 20 aligators having siesta after our picnic. If you see old people explaining things just go over and join the group. These lovely people are volunteers.

Visited February 2013
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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
“A Botanist Anhinga Trail”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

We did not have time to walk this when we visited in March. So on my return I had to visit. What I experienced was no less incredible than the Anhinga, just different. Many of the comments compare it to the animals you see on the Anhinga. While I saw a gator, some butterflies, and hundreds of small lizards, the fauna is nothing like the Anhinga. However, the variety and diversity of the flora is exactly the opposite. For a botanist and plant lover, this trail is simply incredible. From towering oaks to a royal palm and the strangler fig to Gumbo Limbo forest, there is so much diversity in this 0.45 mile trail. I visited at 4:30 PM on a May afternoon and only once had a mosquito bother me. There is a pond that was home to a large gator. Also an interesting experience walking it by yourself. Lizards are moving all over. I had never seen so many, the primary animal of the hammock. However just a incredible forest, jungle, experience.

Visited May 2013
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Pelham, MA
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Huge Gumbo Limbo Trees, Tillandsias bromeliads, and orchids .”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

We really enjoyed this short walk, but wear your bug repellent! Terrific and really huge Gumbo Limbo Trees as well as Tillandsias bromeliads and orchids. Easy walking.

Visited May 2013
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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“a beautiful walk under an old hammok”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

the trail offers a gentle walk into old Florida. it is easy to forget the world and be engulfed by Nature. as you walk you can see the different affects hurricanes and time have on the trees and vegetation. there is an infinite variety of small creatures that pop out and show you their beauty.

Visited January 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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145 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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“Contrast of Feet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

Located right next to the Anhinga trail it is a delightful .4 mile contrast to the Slough boardwalk. I would suggest the Slough first as it includes the gators, and then moving to the Gumbo Limbo as it offers cover from the sun, which would be needed during the hotter months. I came just as the wet season was beginning, but I can imagine that the bugs certainly start to envelope the shaded regions as you enter the wet summer months. The contrast in topography is just a few feet, but the difference in ecosystems is stark transitioning away from the sawgrasses and willows to palms and gumbo limbos. Great way to teach kids about how minor variations can make big differences in ecology. Short hike, worth the time, especially as an add on to Anhinga.

Visited April 2013
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