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Laguna Madre Nature Trail

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South Padre Island, TX
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Great day trip on the island!

Walk was perfect, saw birds, Geckos and even an alligator, was a really inspiring time toward the... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Belinda W
Great family outing ~

Very nice boardwalk trail from the Convention Center and meanders on out to the Laguna Madre... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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This 1,500-foot boardwalk crosses four acres of marshland, where bird watchers can spot many coastal and migratory birds and numerous others tempted by the berries on the fiddlewood bushes along the trail
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“birding center” (20 reviews)
“within feet” (2 reviews)
South Padre Island, TX
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Walk was perfect, saw birds, Geckos and even an alligator, was a really inspiring time toward the end of our visit.

1  Thank Belinda W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Very nice boardwalk trail from the Convention Center and meanders on out to the Laguna Madre wetlands. Great for the kids. We saw turtles, crabs, fish and birds, a fun "treasure hunt". Beautiful views of the coastal lagoon. Very clean and well maintained.

Thank NinePine14775
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Park at the convention center and check it out too!! It's all free and within a stone's lob of the birding center. All the same animals and wildlife. Soo many birds, fish, crabs, insects, and we even saw baby AND adult alligators! We went in...More

1  Thank Robbie M
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This was a nice little free scenery tour. We saw a lot of wild life like crabs, birds, turtles and an alligator! The trail head is right next to the whale wall.

2  Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Odd that this is right next door to the birding center and both have a boardwalk through the marsh. Further strange that the boardwalks don't connect but come within 3 feet of one another. Makes you wonder, what's that about. So if you want to...More

3  Thank Rich S
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Conveniently located near the convention center. We enjoyed the different birds and plants here. Thank you for keeping this area for our wildlife!

1  Thank SuzieQT2
Reviewed 12 April 2017

An update from a year ago. This time I went on the trail early Sunday morning. There were many "expert" birders who were very willing to share their knowledge. I learned a lot and even saw more than I realized was out there. It's also...More

2  Thank CaptainSPI
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We found lots to see mid-day - the para-sailers and net fishermen, boats, herons and egrets, sand pipers, hermit crabs, butterflies, hummingbirds. It was a nice stress-free walk.

3  Thank mapleRose
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Walk with the birds and may be more. Lots of nature to be seen and heard if you take your time. Also a good place to ride your bike along the trails.

3  Thank dougcundall
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Find this trail in front of the Convention Center. We are novices but talked to people along the trail that shared their knowledge. Also a guy pointed out a baby alligator.

1  Thank Colorado5280
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29 May 2017|
Response from Wallace J B | Reviewed this property |
No Charge.Same address as the SPI Conventions Centre. Open 24 hours.