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Boardwalk tour now offered on Wednesdays

Bruce Bunch November 16, 2015 News and Events


Linda Koreny leads a tour of the Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk.

Linda Koreny leads a tour of the Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk.

A naturalist-led tour of the Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk is a the newest Friends of Fakahatchee adventure.   For the 2016/17 season, the tour will be offered on Wednesdays. The  tour uses high-tech  headsets to help participants get the most out of their small group tour of the Fakahatchee’s Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk. The tour of the National Natural Landmark site on the Tamiami Trail is a morning stroll in dappled shade along the 2,220 foot boardwalk through one of the last remaining stands of virgin cypress trees in Florida. The tour will provide many photography and bird watching opportunities. Highlights include old growth forest, an active bald eagle nest and an alligator hole at the end of the boardwalk.

The fee is $20 per person. The season’s first tour is offered November 16 from 9 to 10:30 a.m and repeated most Wednesdays during the season. For directions and required reservations, click HERE.