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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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I love nature

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband & I enjoyed the quiet, peaceful areas of the park. The only regret we had is that there is not enough parking at the last 4 areas so we were not able to get out and explore and see the southern parts of the park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love to take my kids here in the summer. So much fun! And so much history. It is a great place, if you have never ben you should check it out.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I cycle here quite a bit. There are some attractions there to check out. You can launch your boat or fish from the shore

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East Liverpool, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The turtle mound is the historic attraction in the area. The information center is nearby. Native Americans once inhabited the area and left behind some artifacts in the mound.I visit the park every winter when I am here.

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Roswell, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice walk along the trails and beautiful scenery from the top of the mounds. So many shells its hard to imagine how those mounds were built long ago by native American Indians. We were there on a warm clear day and the views were great. Not many people on the trails so it was quiet with lots of birds calling.... More 

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