My husband and I took our 3 children here( ages 10 - 15). It was a nice walk, but there is no shade available until you get to the bird bind building at the end of the path. You can sit here and enjoy the view, water, and birds. The cute thing is that there is a sign that says :Watch out for alligators, so we were on the lookout and joked about it for the rest of the day. Fun free activity, but expect to leave with a suntan.