Rookery Bay in Naples

Briggs Boardwalk is open year-round from dawn to dusk. Conservancy volunteers man the walk seven days a week from January through April, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. except in inclement weather and on holidays. Guided tours take place at 10 a.m. daily from January through March.

The half-mile boardwalk is a self-directed nature trail passing through seven unique habitats from scrub to brackish ponds.

Signs along the walk describe the flora and fauna in each community and out volunteers will help visitors spot and identify plants, birds and other animals and provide a spotting scope on an elevated observation platform overlooking brackish ponds.

The walk is a Great Florida Birding Trail site.


From US-41: (Tamiami Trail) East to 951 (Collier Blvd.) South.

From I-75: Exit 101, Collier Blvd. South toward Marco Island.

Continue on 951 for 2.7 miles from the US-41/951 junction. Turn right on Shell Island Rd. and go one mile until you reach a building on the right with a flag pole. Park in front of the building and take the path on the right to enter the walk at the back of the building. Please, do not enter or go toward private building.


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