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The Celery Fields

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Palmer Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34240
+1 941-861-5000
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Nice area for running and see wildlife

Good for running around. There are different types of terrain. On the other side of the road is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Murray, Utah
Great for morning walk or run!

Really great place for morning exercise. Lots of hills and trails, wear comfortable clothing with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tampa, Florida
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“bird watchers” (14 reviews)
“nature center” (11 reviews)
“audubon society” (10 reviews)
Palmer Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34240
+1 941-861-5000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good for running around. There are different types of terrain. On the other side of the road is a piece of wetland that the county purchased to temporarily store flood water. There are trails and boardwalks around the wetland. Very nice. The Audubon Nature Center...More

1  Thank yyyzzz_utah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really great place for morning exercise. Lots of hills and trails, wear comfortable clothing with sneakers or boots.

1  Thank rockyny2014
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This county owned park has a lot to offer, hiking trails, wet lands, ponds and diverse species of birds. The day we visited there were young boys training on the hill, people hiking with their dogs, couples jogging and the birds were starting to come...More

Thank Kurt L
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Went for an early morning walk on a warm summer morning. Lots of people use this park for exercise, running straight up, down, & around the hill. Some were doing stretches, some walking, running with their dogs, etc. We just wanted to walk. We did...More

1  Thank imahappy
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Nice hill to climb that made me a bit melancholy for the Appalachians I left behind. Special view from the top. Several different paths to take. We didn't know about the boardwalk which is across the street for bird-viewing...check it out, but go early in...More

Thank betsypinkhouse
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is a great place to walk, as there is a high hill to climb. Not many hills where we are in FL! There is a water area on the South side with a boardwalk. Great birdwatching here!

Thank jeanninelehman
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We drove here expecting to see the "real" Florida and, although it is worth your time, there are better ways to spend time in the wilds of Florida. We saw few birds, no wildlife and no amenities, but we had a pleasant afternoon of silence.

Thank DrMike60
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Good for birdwatching. Birds I have seen here include bald eagle, American kestrel, sandhill crane, hooded merganser, northern harrier (every time), roseate spoonbill, loggerhead shrike, swallow-tailed kite (on the mound), & many others. Also have seen a few of these dudes hanging out in the...More

1  Thank lastpricehillian818
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The Celery Fields is a pristine Preserve, wildlife habitat, bird sanctuary, and recreation area that largely came about by chance after Sarasota County dug out large areas to manage stormwater. The earth that was dug out was used to buiild a "mound" that's 85' high,...More

Thank crowdedfalafel
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Get here early (before sunrise) and hike up the big hill. When the sun rises, the large liger (cross between tiger and lion) roars, and it is quite a treat! Big cat sanctuary is right next door, and the liger predictably roars at sunrise. I...More

Thank adambright2000
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17 April 2017|
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Response from AllSpin | Reviewed this property |
Yes, perfect and flat too!
4 June 2016|
Response from lori b | Reviewed this property |
A History of the Celery Fields This article was adapted by Arny Rawson from History and Agriculture in Sarasota County Florida, published by the Sarasota County Fair and Sarasota County Historical Commission, 1976. From... More
Colby C
23 January 2016|
Response from Kimberly H |
Yes, dogs are allowed