A pristine, shallow water habitat which includes footpaths that circle and scale the hill, benches, and 1,500 lineal feet of boardwalks that meander through the mangrove forest, with strategically placed viewing platforms penetrating the open water. Interpretive signs describing the various habitats and the respective plant and animal life are located along the paths.
This upland feature offers a breathtaking 360 degree view of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The hill was planted with native dune and coastal ridge plants such as sea oats, beach elder, dune sunflower, southern red cedar, green buttonwood, sea grape, gumbo-limbo, Hercules' club, Jamaica dogwood and strangler fig.
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Nature & Outdoor:
Nature Preserve, Protected Species Habitat, Water Recreation
Open daily, sunrise to sunset
Interpretive Displays, Parking
Back Bay Fishing, Birding, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking, Light Tackle Fishing, Natural Wildlife Viewing, Snorkeling, Swimming