Mary Thaxton Memorial Preserve
1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229
With 287 acres of habitats that include: pine flatwoods, wetlands and mesic hammocks, while you hike, keep an eye out swallow-tail kites or a soaring eagle. A diverse variety of Florida native flowering plants with seasonal explosions of color awaits you.
Look for the interpretive exhibit with ample parking.
There are benches available with views of the lake.
Recreational activities include: biking, birding, fishing, hiking, paddling and wildlife viewing.
Marked looped fitness trail around the lake.
Unpaved hiking trails are available for your use (possible seasonal trail flooding occurs).