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St. Petersburg Boyd Hill
Distance from hotel: 2.80 miles
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Discover Diverse Ecosystems at Boyd Hill Park

Discover the unique and diverse ecosystems of St. Petersburg at the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. Located at Lake Maggiore, the 245-acre Boyd Hill Nature Preserve features over three miles of walking trails, five distinct ecosystems, 6 miles of trails and boardwalks, bird of prey aviary, picnic areas, a playground, and guided tram tours to explore it all. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve is part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, so make sure to have a camera on hand.


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Adults: $3, Child (Age 3 to 16): $1.50, Age 2 and under: Free


  • November 1 - February 29:
  • Tuesday - Friday 9 am - 6 pm, Saturday 7 am - 6 pm
  • Sunday 9 am - 6 pm, Monday Closed
  • March 1 - October 31:
  • Tuesday - Friday 9 am - 7 pm, Saturday 7 am - 7 pm
  • Sunday 9 am - 7 pm, Monday Closed


  • Florida Native Plant Society
  • Sunlit Festival
  • Wildflower Walk


  • Tram Tours
  • Living History Museum
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hiking / Walking
  • Bird Watching
  • Picnics / Playground


  • Does the park offer tours?

    Yes, Boyd Hill offers guided tram tours for visitors to explore. Hop on board and tour the preserve daily at 1 pm, and on Saturdays, 10 am and 1 pm. The tour will take you through the five ecosystems, as well as through the main parks grounds. The cost is $5 for adults and $3.50 for children 3 through 16.
  • What are some areas i can explore in the park?

    Visitors can experience five different Florida ecosystems: hardwood hammocks, sand pine scrub, pine flatwoods, willow marsh and lake shore. There is also a living history museum, Pioneer Settlement where visitors can take part of skills and customs from the late 19th century. There is also a playground for children to explore.

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