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Laguna Madre Nature Trail

#18 of 46 things to do in South Padre Island Features Animals
South Padre Island, TX
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We really enjoyed this trail!

Conveniently located near the convention center. We enjoyed the different birds and plants here... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fort Worth
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An update from a year ago. This time I went on the trail early Sunday morning. There were many... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Sugar Land
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This 1,500-foot boardwalk crosses four acres of marshland, where bird watchers can spot many coastal and migratory birds and numerous others tempted by the berries on the fiddlewood bushes along the trail
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  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Conveniently located near the convention center. We enjoyed the different birds and plants here. Thank you for keeping this area for our wildlife!

Thank SuzieQT2
Reviewed 12 April 2017

An update from a year ago. This time I went on the trail early Sunday morning. There were many "expert" birders who were very willing to share their knowledge. I learned a lot and even saw more than I realized was out there. It's also...More

Thank CaptainSPI
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We found lots to see mid-day - the para-sailers and net fishermen, boats, herons and egrets, sand pipers, hermit crabs, butterflies, hummingbirds. It was a nice stress-free walk.

2  Thank mapleRose
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Walk with the birds and may be more. Lots of nature to be seen and heard if you take your time. Also a good place to ride your bike along the trails.

2  Thank dougcundall
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Find this trail in front of the Convention Center. We are novices but talked to people along the trail that shared their knowledge. Also a guy pointed out a baby alligator.

Thank Colorado5280
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is a free set of two elevated boardwalk trails that are very interesting. The shorter trail runs paralell to the SPI birding centre. We seen a juvenile Great Blue Heron within 3 feet of the trail and a ten to twelve foot alligator sunning...More

4  Thank Wallace J B
Reviewed 5 February 2017

If we had visited here before experiencing the Port Aransas Nature Preserve, we would probably have been quite content, but we were spoiled by the diversity of wildlife in Port Aransas. The SPI Convention Centre boardwalk was free, and we did enjoy seeing the gulls...More

Thank ARretired
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The trail starts from the convention center. On this day, they had some sort of flea market of some sort (Sunday afternoon). Not sure if it's always this busy, as we went inside the convention center first to see what's this all about. They were...More

Thank T_Rex_Toyota
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We're not avid birders but we do enjoy seeing birds we've never seen before. This boardwalk was a treasure for us. We saw a reddish egret (new!), also common moorhens with their brightly colored beaks & feet. And all the usual birds... herons, egrets, multitudes...More

Thank JSI2802
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I take my morning walks there. As a birder it is a great place to find and photograph the wildlife. Quite often you spot more uncommon birds among the trees and marsh grasses. Easy walking and close by all hotels. Parking at the convention center....More

1  Thank trouthook69
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Is there a charge for this activity? If so, how much? What is the address? How long does the tour take? What are the hours?
29 May 2017|
Response from Wallace J B | Reviewed this property |
No Charge.Same address as the SPI Conventions Centre. Open 24 hours.