Erna Nixon Park Nature Trail

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Melbourne, Florida

Erna Nixon Park Nature Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Melbourne, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and bird watching.

Distance: 0.6 miles Elevation Gain: 3 feet Route Type: Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

walking

bird watching

running

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

This 53.93-acre community park features a natural Florida hammock and nature preserve. It features an elevated boardwalk winding through three different ecosystems where native plant species and small animals can be viewed. The Nature Trail at Erna Nixon Park is .5 miles long most of which is on traveled on an elevated Board Walk. There are 5 resting areas with benches located around the trail. Watchable Wildlife: Gopher Tortoise, Indigo snake; Listed in State of Florida Great Florida Birding TrailSummer Tanager, Eastern Towhee, and mixed Warbler flocks in migration

21 days ago

can you walk your dog thier

walking
5 months ago

This is a short trail, mostly on well-tended boardwalk, with several ecological plaques. The height and closed boardwalk discourages off-trail traffic; therefore, the nature is dense and intense. Well recommended for a stroll with guests or children, though the parking lot might be a bit sketchy during non-peak times.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice trail. Quite serene and beautifully kept

hiking
8 months ago

AZZzz

hiking
9 months ago

Pretty simple but great trail. It has a ramp so it seems to be wheelchair accessible which is nice. They’ve got some neat activities there each month, the full moon walk looks really cool.

hiking
10 months ago

Great

Sun May 26 2019

Boring.....nice board walk but nothing but scrub, pine, and some oak. So void of wildlife there were not even bugs...

hiking
Sun Mar 31 2019

Nice easy scenic hike

hiking
Wed Mar 13 2019

Gorgeous casual stroll on a boardwalk.

hiking
Sat Feb 16 2019

Nice and easy trail and great to fit laps. Great for mornings and nice and shaded. Just watch out as the park closes at “sunset” and park staff don’t check for visitors in the park and locked us in at 4pm!?!?! Had to call the police to let us out and they say it happens often.

Sun Oct 21 2018

Great for a lunch walk or just to get away to nature for a moment!

Thu Mar 22 2018

Very nice boardwalk and the evening strolls are great also

Sat Jun 10 2017

Very nice trail with lots of educational placks

Tue Jun 06 2017

Great for small children.

hiking
Sat May 13 2017

Used to bring the kids here when they were small. Nice boardwalk hike through the woods. Palmettos all around the boardwalk as expected. A short amount of dirt trail at beginning and end of the loop.

Fri Jan 27 2017

Nice quick little trail, mostly boardwalk, but neat for the kids locally for something to do outdoors.

walking
Wed Dec 21 2016

Nice trail, has a lot of history to the park. Erna Nixon is a who build the park with her husband and died in 1986. She was a biologist and more. Thought it was nice to know. There is more history there. Clean restrooms, free library, great brochures and informative information. Amazing tress with history for everything around you.

walking
Fri May 24 2013

Neat little park for the kids or older people. Its only half a mile and most of it is on an elevated board walk so its impossible to get off trail or lost. My 4 year old loves it as we usually see an armadillo or two. 5 different resting areas olong the way as well. The park is very well kept as it is a Brevard County Park.

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3 months ago

recorded Erna Nixon Park Nature Trail

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Thu May 23 2019

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