A couple of weeks ago, the family, plus one friend, went for a hike at Princess Place Preserves. This was our second trip and we will return. It is a beautiful placed to visit. You get wildlife and history, all in one place. 🙂
The first trip we toured the home and heard all about its rich history (that’s for another post). This time around we went for a hike. First we have a hearty picnic; blackened chicken wraps, watermellon, fresh veggies, and homemade brownies. Not to mention water; lots and lots of water.
After the picnic we head out on the Blue Trail.
The Blue Trail is an easy trail that will take half an hour. With five kids in tow, we thought this would be best for our first hike around the place. Due to our keen sense of directions, and the fuzzy map, we ended up on the Green Trail. It turned out to be a really unique place to hike. So, with that in mind, yeah, we meant to take the Green Trail.
This Green Trail is a bird sanctuary. In the middle is a fresh water marsh, with an artesian spring to keep the water from becoming stagnet. We saw many birds, but I wasn’t able to get any photos.
At some point we ended up by the Matanzas River. It was breezy, cool, quiet, and beautiful. This is where I took the insect photos.
This is also where we spotted the crabs. I could walk around this place all day.
The kids were tired, hot, and hungry, but I keep telling myself they loved it. They liked the crabs the best. 🙂
The Princess Place Preserves consists of 1500 acres, a well preserved home, camp grounds, fishing areas, and more. It is also the home of Florida’s first in-ground pool. We will visit this place often. 🙂
In a few days I will post about the pool and home. I’ll also post about what is needed when you go on a hike.
Now go take a hike and tell us about it!