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Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

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Address: 1101 Country Club Way South, St. Petersburg, FL 33706
Phone Number: +1 727-893-7326
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Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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We had the best afternoon!

Six of us spent nearly four hours, mostly outside, at this wonderful nature preserve in S. St. Petersburg. There are nearly five miles of land, lake and trails with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rochester, Minnesota
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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us spent nearly four hours, mostly outside, at this wonderful nature preserve in S. St. Petersburg. There are nearly five miles of land, lake and trails with beautiful birds, alligators, rare turtles and a variety of trees and vegetation. We had a tram tour with a delightful volunteer who was also a bird expert, which was our great... More 

Thank MaryH09
Southern NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were able to get in about a 4 mile walk, pretty much following the 5 k route at Boyd Hill and then expanding it onto other trails. Admission is a modest $3.00 per person, which I am sure helps pay for the lovely education center. The person who took our entry fee provided us with a map of the... More 

Thank GreenUnicorn
Bucks, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We visited Boyd Hill last week and had an amazing experience, it offers a great experience and is great value for money. We did the tram tour and were amazed at how much we learnt. A great day out for all the family.

Thank HuntersReach
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I enjoyed joining the St. Petersburg Audubon Society for their monthly, first-Saturday bird walk. Despite sporadic light rain, we saw a nice assortment of local and migrant birds, 38 species in 3 hours, including Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Northern Parula, and other warblers: Golden-winged, Blue-winged, Black-and-White, Tennessee, Hooded, Magnolia, Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Pine, and Prairie. Really... More 

Thank autrevie
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Enjoy bike riding through this park. Great for bird watching. They also offer educational sessions. Seeing the birds they rehab is fun!

Thank linahodac
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

After visiting our exciting, artsy downtown and some of the many restaurants, take a break and visit Boyd Hill Nature Trail. This 400 plus acres, on the edge of the city's largest lake, is untouched scrubland and pine trees filled with Old Florida's wildlife: alligators, gopher turtles, and birds of prey, to name just some. There are boardwalks, walking and... More 

Thank Cdavis282
St. John
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We really enjoyed checking this place out. Nice quiet nature walk within eyesight of downtown St Petersburg. My sons were hoping to see gators in the wild and we're thrilled to find a number of young ones hiding out in the shallows. There are a number of water stations on the trails and many informational markers to let you know... More 

Thank wolf2961
Boquete, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We drove in c. 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning, met very helpful and cheerful Ginger, asked for 10:00 a.m. guided tram-ride, and went trail-hiking. Got back to aviary in time to view rescued bald eagle, vultures, hawks, and owls. Toured interesting museum, then Dick arrived (drove down in response to last-minute call - Thanks, Dick!) and took us and some other... More 

Thank mtnmarathoner
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This is a well maintained place with combination of wetland prairie and some pine Great habitats for a variety of birds Found couple of limpkin by Boardwalk Nice hiking even if you r not a birder

Thank wiminneapolis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve is a way to experience Florida hiking trails through several different types of habitat, including along a large lake. If you don't have time to drive to the wilder parts of Florida, you will have an enjoyable short hiking experience in this part. There is a nature center with interesting displays, as well as periodic nature... More 

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