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Did the Osprey w/Tern primitive trail with a bit of the Spoonbill Trail to get back to the car. The tower is the BEST I have ever seen and used! The bridges are not just part of the trails, they are trails in themselves. They are not straight! Curved like the trails!!! Photo ops are everywhere. Salt flats, tower, bridges, bay views, flowers, palm trees and >> Roseate Spoonbills!!!!!!!!!

Planning to do the rest of Spoonbill trail to Manatee Ave soon!!!

Easy trail, so easy, as I had forgot my hiking shoes. Wore my croc's!!!! You will be on the beach in parts of the trail, kicked croc's off and got sand between the toes.

Close to visitor center use your phone to hear interactive info per display.

DOG friendly

Beautiful place to walk your dog, lots of wonderful things to see and learn about this historical place. Beaches are pretty with clean rest areas. Picnic tables and park benches to take a break as well. Totally recommended for anyone wanting to see some of Floridas history & beauty.

4 months ago

There are multiple trails, we did 4.5 miles in total. They are building a new trail that connects the two sides, not finished but we hiked it to get to the other side on foot. Nice views of the lake. Trails were somewhat overgrown in many areas. Long stretch along 64 so very noisy with traffic. Saw two decent size turtles fighting on the trail.

Nice easy, scenic trail. Highly recommend! :-)

What a great preserve to see nature. Main trail is paved and off shoots are sandy. Great for biking, walking or running. Kayaking is offered as well.

Beautiful scenery!

8 months ago

So much variety of birds and ecology

Love the tower and ocean views.