Boardwalk Trail

8/25/23: Construction Notice 

Clearing for our new ADA accessible observation tower has begun along Gumbo Limbo's Boardwalk! During construction, a portion of our boardwalk loop will be closed for your safety.  To avoid backtracking, please stay to the western side of the boardwalk loop.  We anticipate the completion of this project in Spring 2024.

Enjoy our boardwalk through a preserved Tropical Hardwood Hammock - a rare opportunity to visit an ecosystem which once flourished throughout Florida.  Our Hardwood Hammock shows what Florida looked like before modern development and industrialization.  You can see various flora such as gumbo limbo, strangler fig, and cabbage palm (Florida's state tree).  If you're quiet and look carefully, you may also see animals like grey foxes, red-bellied woodpeckers, and five-lined skinks.

Our Hardwood Hammock also features 2000-year-old Glades Culture middens, a trash receptacle of Florida's indigenous population.

You can follow the boardwalk to Red Reef West Park for beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway.  Overflow, metered parking is also available at Red Reef West.

The outdoor boardwalk trail at Gumbo Limbo