While visiting Ocean’s Reach, spread your wings and head to Pond Apple Park Trail, an off-the-road hidden gem popular with both birds and bird watchers.
Walk or bicycle your way through wetlands, open grasslands and elevated boardwalks for the best views of cormorants, egrets, herons and wood storks, to name just a few.
Opened in 2014, the 1.6 mile loop features some of Sanibel Island’s most beautiful scenery and wildlife — all tucked away behind the hustle and bustle of Periwinkle Way.
Start your adventure at the Pond Apple Park trailhead located in the southwest corner of the Sanibel & Captiva Visitor’s Center parking lot. You’ll soon find yourself delightfully off the beaten path!