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Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

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1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705-4657
+1 727-893-7326
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Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Bike Tour from St Petersburg
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tram tour” (18 reviews)
“lake maggiore” (18 reviews)
“birds of prey” (14 reviews)
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1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705-4657
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+1 727-893-7326
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"tram tour"
in 18 reviews
"lake maggiore"
in 18 reviews
"birds of prey"
in 14 reviews
"gopher tortoise"
in 11 reviews
"water stations"
in 8 reviews
"main trail"
in 7 reviews
"well marked trails"
in 6 reviews
"real florida"
in 10 reviews
"environmental education"
in 4 reviews
"metal sculptures"
in 4 reviews
"learning center"
in 3 reviews
"both adults and children"
in 3 reviews
"small fee"
in 7 reviews
"water birds"
in 8 reviews
"summer camps"
in 3 reviews
"large birds"
in 3 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited several such parks in the Tampa/St. Petersburg are, and like Boyd Hill Nature Preserve the best. It isn't a "big spectacle" place. Rather it is a scenic, relaxingly pleasant place to stroll along well marked patch looking at the flora and fauna. We...More

Thank freetogoConnecticut
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a couple hours here last week. They have various paths you can take and water throughout the park. We saw alligators, birds, tortoise, lizards. There is a nice air conditioned building to look through on your way out that has gifts and more...More

1  Thank Tina S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to bike, hike, and watch wildlife. Make sure to look for Paul Eppling sculptures and visit the birds of prey. There is a small center with interesting displays and helpful staff. A tram tour for a small fee is offered at set times....More

Thank Catherine B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a little hard to find the entrance, but once in the park, it is delightful. There are animal displays and gifts intheinformation center and large cages with interesting birds nearby. But the best part is the walk along the pathways to see the...More

Thank emeraldisle45
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nature preserve in a big city?! Very cool! They have a great nature center, bird of prey aviary, a playground, and lots of trails to explore! We saw many different birds and alligators! They were also surveying for gopher tortoises but we didn’t see...More

Thank Allison '
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Owned by the city of St. Petersburg, this nature preserve is an outstanding environmental education resource. Its well marked trails feature abundant wildlife - water birds of all sorts, alligators, gopher tortoises and a fantastic collection of captive raptors. I love to walk its measured...More

Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Informational, more than we could have imagined, very knowledgeable park volunteers. But CALL AHEAD if you want to take the tram tour. Luckily for us, they were accommodating and had the staff to VOLUNTEER their time to take us. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE...More

Thank jetpic22
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Go see the alligators and ancient fish...lots of baby ones....and be in the presence and in awe of an ancient lake and all of its wonders.....pick a day that is not too hot and go and enjoy!!!! I sometimes see huge alligators just sunning and...More

Thank Doreen L
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve is a perfect place to go for a walk away from cars, people & pavement. There are several options for walking with your fitness level and available time the determining factor. It is flat and there are a couple of spots...More

1  Thank NSRoadrunner
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

There are two sections to this Preserve. The free area with lots of parking, flush toilets, Picnic pavilions, and playground. The minimal fee area, gets you into the trail system. There are a few injured birds in cages, for your viewing pleasure. I thought of...More

Thank Cynthia W
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Chrisie T
3 March 2018|
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Response from ebdb627 | Reviewed this property |
Boyd Hill is great (read my review), but Sawgrass Lake (also in St. Petersburg is even better. Check it out!
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Janboy61
22 March 2015|
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Response from Chrisjazz | Reviewed this property |
No dogs allowed. And wouldn't be fair to the dogs or the resident critters. There are bicycles allowed. So if you're planning some time away from your dog, you can make it a bike outing, too. Enjoy.
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