Experience Phinizy Center & Nature Park
Wild about nature? Phinizy Center & Nature Park is just the place for you. This amazing nature park has changed tremendously through the years. Native Americans first occupied this area, leaving behind artifacts and evidence of the tribes that called the swamp home.
Fun Fact: Phinizy Nature Park is estimated to be about 1,100 acres.
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park is free and open to the public 365 days a year, roughly from dawn to dusk. This is a great place for kids and groups, but also can be explored solo.
Enjoy events like Swamp Saturday Hikes, Children’s Hikes with Story Time, Full Moon Hikes, and Phinizy Family Camping. The Visitor Center features park information, natural history exhibits, and an observation hive with an active bee colony. Children can stop at the Kids’ Corner and color pictures of the park's mascots, Phin & Izzy.
Phinizy has several key spots that are perfect for sightings of wildlife. While on the grounds visit the Beaver Dam Trail, Bridge Through the Woods, Floodplain Boardwalk and Observation Deck, Mayor's Fishin' Hole, Pfizer Pavilion, Pond Trail, Rain Garden Deck & Boardwalk, Wetland Cells, and the Windshear Tower.
TAKE A TOUR
If you'd rather just enjoy a walk through the nature park accompanied by additional information, take a guided tour. See the calendar for upcoming tours and activities.
Bring along the following:
Binoculars, camera, hat, water, bug spray, and comfortable, closed-toe shoes. Download a map here or pick up a map when you arrive!
After an exciting tour around the massive nature park, stop by the Swamp Shop for a cold drink, a snack, or Phinizy merchandise!
Get more information and history by visiting the Phinizy Center & Nature Park website.
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