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St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 1255 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
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The trail-runner's dream.

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Nature at Its Best

Recently I went on a walk behind the gift shop on the nature trail. Two young deer followed us and romped and played with no fear. There is always something new to see and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
h0neylady
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recently I went on a walk behind the gift shop on the nature trail. Two young deer followed us and romped and played with no fear. There is always something new to see and discover. i love this place!

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Close enough to Tallahassee, Florida's capital city, that you can bike ride there but be sure to take water and pack a picnic! It's a lovely flat bike path and once you arrive at the light house there's lots to take in and explore. Do stay on the asphalt though... where you see the marsh grass beat down really are... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a rainy morning so we drove through, stopping at a couple of places to see the wild life, and of course, the lighthouse. Do not miss this treasure!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Calling all hikers! This was the place to do just that-hike! For people who prefer a more level surface, this was it. My husband and I parked in a designated area; from there we hiked for about an hour. We were prepared with camera and binoculars to spot birds that were migrating north.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Saint Marks with my boyfriend over the MLK holiday. The refuge is beautiful and very big. The guides we encountered throughout the day were so nice and very knowledgeable about the park and area. We saw an eagles nest, which was an awesome experience. We also really enjoyed the beach area and spent a lot of time walking... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always enjoy going to the Refuge. This trip I took some friends who were in town visiting with their young daughter. They are from Colorado so it was a bit hot in the middle of the day and the tides didn't work in our favor for walking out to the beach area and seeing the lighthouse. During cooler months... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place to hike and to view scenery and wildlife. Bird watching is a popular activity, as is photography, fishing and boating.

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Thank midwife402
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for birding, hiking, alligator spotting, fishing from shore, kayaking with your own or a rental/borrowed kayak or canoe. Very knowledgeable staff can answer any question or find the right answer. Really good visitor center.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bears, bobcats and alligators--oh my! The refuge has all that and more. The birding is divine, especially during the spring migration and there are wonderful trails for hiking and biking. The Florida Trail goes thru the refuge and you can also see a historic lighthouse. The best time to go is November thru May to avoid the bugs. If you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with a school field trip for the first time, but had to go back. We loved the information and the kids learned so much!!! The views are spectacular and very peaceful. If you are a nature lover this is the place for you!!

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