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James E Grey Preserve

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Address: Plathe Road, New Port Richey, FL
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Boardwalk and picnic

An easy boardwalk along the natural river bank gives glimpses of wildlife and flora. A large area away from the river has been developed for recreation and picnics. The very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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New Port Richey, Florida
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New Port Richey, Florida
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An easy boardwalk along the natural river bank gives glimpses of wildlife and flora. A large area away from the river has been developed for recreation and picnics. The very rough access road gets you in the mood for nature.

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New Port Richey, United States
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Go in on the plathe road entrance and the kayak launch is down at the circle. Great drop in point to float down the park on the cotee river. You can paddle down to the end of the park and turn around an paddle back to the launch. 2 hr trip and lots to see.

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Weirton, West Virginia
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice park that most of it is walking on a wooden pier. It's like your walking in a swamp jungle but is elevated. Very peaceful and easy walk. This is located on a residential rode and is located at the end.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We look for the turtles crossing the road when we drive in & out...so much fun for the kids to see.....playground is great for little ones.....Educational signs to read...nice relaxing place to walk around !!

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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70 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a small park but mighty in terms of its wildlife, especially birds. We we surprised by how many of them we saw on a chilly December morning. Nice walk to the observation deck, not crowded, very peaceful, good information center with educational materials. All in all, highly recommended. Would love to come back and rent a canoe to... More 

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Thank Darius S
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Outstanding park, a hidden gem. Great hiking trails along the Cotee River and a great Kayak Launch as well. Well kept, quiet, and peaceful setting.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

There are several very nice aspects to this park. One, few people know about it. Two, you can take a group out, and grab a pavilion. It's a nice spot for 1,2,or 15. It's also waterfront with a beautiful boardwalk.

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Fairview, Oregon
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This park has a boardwalk that takes you through the jungle and along the Cowie River. At times there are a lot of tortoise walking around.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I love walking at this park. The raised walkways are so nice and I have seen lots of small animals and wildlife; birds, frogs, lizards, turtles, etc. This park also has a canoe/kayak launch, several pavilions, and grassy areas for Frisbee or other field sports. Now that they have paved the road, that is a HUGE improvement in regard to... More 

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Thank Julie R
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This park is truly a hidden gem. It's more private than the others, and we've been going on runs and bike rides here for years. Definitely worth checking out.

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