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Turtle Mound National Historic Site

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Address: A1A, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
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Nice natural area

Visited while in the National park.... Nice casual walk... Pretty setting and very informative... Take your time..

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Port Orange, Florida
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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited while in the National park.... Nice casual walk... Pretty setting and very informative... Take your time..

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Sarasota, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traffic was bad news getting out to the destination due to road construction on the main road to the park, but once you got through the gate , the beach was fantastic! At low tide a person could walk for 15+ miles along a deserted sand beach (a rarity for the state of Florida)..Many shells to pick, tons of flocks... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been fishing there for 35 years and in all that time all they did was make it people unfriendly... Planted plants so you can't get to the water.. Easier to put the boat in up the bay and land on the small outcropping by boat. It just a pile of shells that was dug up in the early 1900's artifacts... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's possible to get the sense of the park from the car (thirty minutes tops) but you'll get a better appreciation if you get out and walk the shore (one hour should do it). This place is mostly for people who like nature and history. Not a whole lot to see. The park is at the end of South Atlantic... More 

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Leesport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented a house very near the entrance to the National Park and had National Parks Senior Passes so we visited almost every day we were there. It is great for biking, exploring, fishing and a variety of activities. The beach is outstanding. It's totally "natural" and unostructed for about 6 miles. The visitor center and Eldora State House are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is a pleasant nature walk. this is for those who like to see a little of the natural environment with a little history. this is not a serious hike or long outing. Just a nice leisurely walk. Stop and watch the butterflies, look at the plants, enjoy nature.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Lovely area to walk,bike and visit. Lovely walkways and beautiful views. The history of the mound is very interesting. The Canaveral Seashore Park is well worth the visit!!!

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Grenada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Turtle Mound is a historic mound built by the Timucuan Indians some 500 years ago as they piled up oyster shells into a mound/hill after eating the oysters. It is about 60 feet in elevation and provides a wonderful view of the area - the ocean, the Inland Waterway and even views south to see Cape Canaveral in the distance.... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Canaveral National Seashore is simply beautiful. Very few people on the beach. A well hidden secret. We went through various different areas of the park and spent the afternoon on the beach. We loved it so much that we went back a few days later and spent the whole day at the beach.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

You can visit the middens in just a few minutes. Interesting to read about how and where the Timucuan lived for thousands of years.

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