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Peaceful And Quiet Place To Excape

A place to escape the rat race and hectic pace of this modern world. Nice restrooms playground... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
New Port Richey, Florida

I was waiting for a dinosaur to come say hi. Very nice place to enjoy Florida nature. No birds... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Los Angeles, California
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Plathe Road, New Port Richey, FL
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All reviews hidden gem the river boardwalk trail port richey great place to kayak canoe launch species of birds nice boardwalk half mile quiet park very nice place picnic tables nature restrooms stroll vegetation playground
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

We went as a three-generational family. There is a nice play area for small children - slides and climbing things, but no swings. The boardwalk trail is under a tree canopy with scattered sunshine, and mostly shade. Plenty of birds, lizards, and insects. Would be...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 28 May 2018

A place to escape the rat race and hectic pace of this modern world. Nice restrooms playground equipment if you bring the kids. Walk the boardwalk through the woods. Bring your kayak, or canoe and launch from the handicap accessible dock.

Thank 1955breezylou
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

I was waiting for a dinosaur to come say hi. Very nice place to enjoy Florida nature. No birds just turtles and lizards.

Thank Starviagera
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Not to be missed! Beautiful and great wildlife viewing, fishing and kayaking and playground and picnic shelter.

Thank Kc Q
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Time for park closure was earlier than sunset,but the ranger allowed everyone to stay to watch. Sunsets are spectacular. We were in the area only a few days but made sure to get back for a second showing!

Thank Loretta C
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Visited while here for 3 months. We like to take walks every day and this is one place that we chose.Well worth exploring this place.

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 5 February 2018

If seeing Florida in its purest state interests you more than theme parks, shopping and professional sports games, come to the James Grey Preserve. This beautiful tract of unadulterated Florida will give you the sense that you are in a completely different space than the...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 26 January 2018

This preserve is simply beautiful! It's a hidden gem of the area and provides visitors a chance to take a peaceful stroll though a very natural piece of Florida. The vegetation is eye catching and provides an almost Jurassic feel. It sits along the Pithlachascotee...More

Thank practicaltravellers
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Of course, this would be an amazing place for a hike or some time with your kids. I personally love it because I'm an amateur photographer and taking pictures of the endless nature that is James E. Grey preserve is a great way to practice...More

Thank ElisabethGaffney
Reviewed 7 September 2017

It is so nice have see a place with so many events for the locals. But if you are a visitor it might want you to move here.

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14 December 2016|
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Response from 5168pp | Reviewed this property |
We have seen manatee, dolphin, and alligator. The Cote river is navigable from the Gulf of Mexico to the Preserve so you might see all kinds of sea life.
17 July 2016|
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Response from Scottb70 |
I went down there today. Great LITTLE place but dogs are not allowed. Boardwalk is very shady and nice.