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The Celery Fields

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Beautiful spot to enjoy nature!

We love to walk or bike around the Celery Fields area. There's good parking, and also a nice new... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dove4all
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Sarasota, Florida
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This old dump is now a park with a hill. The trails to the top are all dirt or gravel. Also... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David M
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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“nature center”(14 reviews)
“audubon society”(13 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to walk or bike around the Celery Fields area. There's good parking, and also a nice new building with rest rooms. We love to see all the birds and enjoy being out in this beautiful spot. While walking at the top of the...More

1  Thank dove4all
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This old dump is now a park with a hill. The trails to the top are all dirt or gravel. Also, there’s no shade on the side of the hill getting up so it gets hot! There’s a restroom and drinking water at the parking...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We try to walk a lot whenever we travel. We go to the celery fields to condition ourselves whenever we are traveling somewhere that has hills. The view from the top is nice, and an added benefit is one can often hear the lions and...More

Thank KurtSrq
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Celery Fields is a 360-acre county park featuring restored wetlands where more than 200 species of birds visit each year. Two long boardwalks with covered pavilions and seats put you in good position to see a variety of wildlife in a beautiful, peaceful setting....More

1  Thank gfbutler1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the only hill in the area and it provides for a nice hiking experience. We went mid-day, so there were no birds around, but will be back some other time to enjoy this birding stop. Good place to work out.

Thank maggiegust
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A significant hill, rare in Florida, and trails for runners. A wetland area for birders, two different covered platforms with elevated walkways to provide access, staffed by Audubon Society members in the morning hours with spotting scopes and competent familiarity with the various avian species...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 15 August 2018

A waste of a decent hill. The only hill around this part of Florida. It's a shame the designers did not form the trail and hill more into a rolling hills running adventure. You basically just go up and then run the flat hilltop plateau...More

Thank Runswim
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

This is a small park with great views. It does require some walking uphill. Great place for jogging or walking. It goes in a circle.

Thank pudds412
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Love this place, several paths into the wetlands, get up early & bring your camera. I am a birdwatcher & this place is a sure bet fior me. Roseates, great blues, whites & green herons, alligators. I am never disappointed & tthis is almost an...More

Thank bklyngirl7
Reviewed 16 July 2018

This is great place to get your exercise in, with plenty of trails that are flat or you can climb a variety of transitions that make for a great lower body workout.

Thank neoPhillip
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Kimberly K
18 February 2018|
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Response from hsbvim |
80 feet.
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JoanneH1841
15 February 2018|
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Response from DrMike60 | Reviewed this property |
We have seen powered scooters there a few times, but it really depends on the weather. The trails can get pretty wet after a storm.
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Linda S
11 January 2018|
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I would say about 80 feet. Not too difficult to walk up, and the walking trail follows the perimeter of the hill, providing good views of the whole area.
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