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“nice plants and hike”

Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve
Ranked #1 of 48 things to do in Eleuthera
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Designed as a showcase for native plants and their importance to the people of The Bahamas, the Preserve features gardens and wetlands designed by world-renowned landscape architect, Raymond Jungles, as well as trails through over 20 acres of natural areas. Walk with nature in this sanctuary for over 300 species of native plants, 65 species of birds, and 100 species of medicinal plants. The Preserve is operated by the Bahamas National Trust and funded by the Leon Levy Foundation. It was developed by Shelby White, trustee of the Foundation, in honour of her late husband, Leon Levy. The Preserve is the first national park on the island of Eleuthera.
Reviewed February 23, 2013

had to check it out ...a nice hike and interesting. hike to the look out tower for a great view. was really windy that day

Thank dreed29
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

So wonderful that the wife of Leon Levy worked so hard to have this preserve happen. The trails take you through vegetation that would not be experienced otherwise. I especially enjoyed the list provided to identify the medicinal plants and others on several trails. The tower is lovely and takes a lot of imagination to explain its construction. We walked all the trails. It was great.

Thank TheHudsonValleyGal
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

This stop was well worth the hour or so to tour the preserve. It is well mapped and the plants are well marked. There is a visitors centre and washrooms. Bring bug spray - lots of noseeums and other things that bite.

Thank PrairieGirl28
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

The boardwalks provide access to Eleuthera's preservation, the education, animals and flowers were stunning. It was a nice morning walk just the two of us discovering what plants heal certain ailments. The waterfall was beautiful too, we did not walk the tower path after the sign about snakes ;)

Thank Ally W
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

A well thought out Nature preserve in the process of expanding. Well marked and educational. We really enjoyed the hike to the tower. The view was breathtaking and well worth the effort to get to it. I reccomend bringing along a small picnic and enjoying it at the top. The preserve also has the only composting toilets a real plus for people concerned about water conservation.
Birders and Naturalists along with amatuer botonists will get quite a bit out of this excursion!

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