Nature Trail Education
Welcome to the 1,600-foot Wetlands Trail Boardwalk – an environmental experience that takes in the three distinct ecosystems found in Florida – uplands, freshwater and coastal. You can see these ecosystems as they transition from dry areas through wetlands down to the shoreline. Gulf Breeze lies within the Pensacola Bay Watershed, draining freshwater from more than 6,800 square miles of uplands in Florida and Alabama. This watershed is also known as an estuary as layers of freshwater and saltwater mix creating a coastal habitat for unique plant and animal communities.