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Ollie's Pond Park

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Address: 18235 Avon Ave, Port Charlotte, FL
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Nice Walk Around the Pond

We usually cycle around the pond on the roads, but it looked so nice, I decided to walk the trail. It is a nice easy walk, probably about one mile total. There is lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
weldmetal
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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Avon Lake, Ohio
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I can see the potential for this being a beautiful pond area for water fowl, shore birds, reptiles, etc, however with the drought right now there is next to no water for them. We did see an eagle overhead, and the following in what little water there was there; roseate spoonbills, Moorhen duck, little blue heron, ring-necked duck and a... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We usually cycle around the pond on the roads, but it looked so nice, I decided to walk the trail. It is a nice easy walk, probably about one mile total. There is lots of wildlife, eagles, alligators etc. so walk and watch.

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Plano, Texas
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to take a walk and enjoy the scenery. We found a few geocaches here too which made it a plus.

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Hartland, Michigan
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Couldn't believe all the white pelicans, blue herons, woodstorks and other species (which I can't remember all of them). Also have a great walking path which some of the group went on but my husband had foot surgery so we were not able to participate. Everyone enjoyed it. As many year as I had been to Port Charlotte did not... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most surprised to see so many birds in this location. There were countless white pelicans, many blue and white herons, several roseate pink spoonbills as well as osprey, coots and wilts. Whilst walking on the one mile footpath around the pond we came across a huge turtle and then a small 3ft alligator crossed just ahead of us. The whole... More 

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Albany, New York
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the tranquility and seeing all those White pelicans, storks, 2 eagles, many herons. Will surely go back. Only saw an alligator drag mark in the mud.

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Red Deer, Canada
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Have been here before, water is very low this year. saw Wood Storks this year. And the Heron Nest ! We were here just about every day of our vacation. Nice to meet up with People and talk about birds and let the Dogs visit !

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Birders dream!! Gator signs posted--but we didn't see any. Lots of families walking. This is a good place to find pine cones!

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We visited Ollie's pond after we read about on Facebook. It is said to be a bird and Gator sanctuary. It is very pretty there and the walking trails are great. We were there for quite a while and no gators or birds not even flying birds could we see.. If you are in the area it is worth a... More 

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Didn't see a thing only a swampy pond. Waste of time. I know this is rated highly by other people, but it doesn't offer much.

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