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A Florida Gulf Coast Gem: James E. Preserve in New Port Richey

James E. Grey Preserve in New Port Richey, Florida

New Port Richey’s 80 acre preserve is home to over 140 different species of birds. The James E. Grey Preserve is a fantastic place for wildlife viewing. Deer, manatee, wild boar, and turtles are common. On our recent trip, we saw several turtles walking along the paths. These massive turtles, pictured below, are found throughout Florida parks during the summer months. We have encountered these turtles on every hike/nature trail in the area thus far.

Turtle at James E. Grey Preserve in New Port Richey, Florida

This oasis is a peaceful escape from the strip malls found throughout Pasco and Pinellas county. Mike and I enjoyed walking the trails through the uninterrupted Florida wilderness. Walking around viewing the exotic plants and breathing in the fresh air was a nice change of pace.

There are 2 miles of hiking trails within the preserve. Take a look at some of the beautiful views captured along our walk.

Beautiful views at James E. Grey Preserve in New Port Richey, Florida

Tree lined views on the James E. Grey Preserve in New Port Richey, Florida

Beautiful tree lined paths at the James E. Grey Preserve in New Port Richey, Florida

Gorgeous trees at James E. Grey Preserve in New Port Richey, Florida

Gorgeous views of the river

Pretty river views at James E. Grey Preserve in New Port Richey, Florida

Trees reflecting on the river - James E. Grey Preserve - New Port Richey, Florida

An island of palm trees reflecting on the river - James E. Grey Preserve - ew Port Richey, Florida

The James E. Grey Preserve is located on Plathe Road in New Port Richey, Florida. There is no entrance fee. Plenty of parking spaces area available. Other amenities include: picnicking facilities and a canoe launch.

Have you ever visited James E. Grey Preserve? What are some of your favorite hiking trails in the Pasco County area?



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  1. […] off a quiet side street in New Port Richey, James E. Grey Preserve provides the perfect setting to take a short break from the cluster and traffic. The 2 mile nature […]



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