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Address: 1301 Gulf Dr S, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL
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A small nature park on Anna Maria Island perfect for relaxing walks.

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Who's got crabs?

We took the kids down to the Bay walk since it was highly recommended in a few reviews I read. we saw hundreds and hundreds of small crabs that scurry into their tiny holes when... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 June 2016
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Tiffin, Ohio
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Tiffin, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We took the kids down to the Bay walk since it was highly recommended in a few reviews I read. we saw hundreds and hundreds of small crabs that scurry into their tiny holes when you get near. The kids loved it! we also were followed by several large bees, YIKES! It was a very humid day, but very neat... More 

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Cincinnati
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We trooped along the trail on a super hot late afternoon. It was interesting walking through, looking at the mangroves, and spotting a few egrets and herons. The trail winds and winds & there are several dead ends with glorious views of the bay. I would suggest a few inconspicuous signs noting the way back to the road -- we... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

My family enjoyed this little evening adventure. We knew we'd see the most animals morning or night. We were so hoping to see manatees, but no such luck. Still, we saw lots of neat creatures and some great views. It was nicely shaded as well. If you enjoy short hikes and wildlife, you should definitely go!

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I would suggest going near sunset or sunup to hopefully actually see any wildlife or water creatures. We visited on a sunny hot mid afternoon and there wasn't any wildlife to be seen accept for a raccoon that seemed to be guarding the main trail entrance. It was far too tame for comfort, but didn't seem rabid. I had to... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

This is a nice little spot, although I thought it was a longer walk. There was some boardwalk under repair, and that may be why it seemed so short. We did see a lovely white ibis, which made it all worthwhile.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Went here early in the day and saw nothing but 1 rabbit. Winding trails, no bathrooms, disappointing.

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Nashville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Very fun. We saw TONS of fiddler crabs and several lizards. We had lizards jumping out at us and made the wife jump a couple times.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

A nice walk through nature and along the bay & mangrove. The path is crushed rock and then some nice boardwalk over tidal ateas. There are a few overlooks over the bsy area

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Wise
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic, easy little walk just across from Coquina Beach. There are shady areas and some boardwalks. Every now and then you come to a little deck that sits right out in the bay with fabulous views. We saw tons of fiddler crabs, lizards, birds and so on. It is a great opportunity for nature lovers to get... More 

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Lincoln
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Just went to the walk which is directly across from the Coquina Beach car park for something different to do. It has some terrific views of the bay from the several boardwalk platforms. We saw loads of dolphins plus plenty of different birds. It was so quiet and a complete contrast to the beach. They were also busy repairing some... More 

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