Honeymoon Island – A Natural State

If you’re looking to take a hike and explore natural Florida, Honeymoon Island Recreation Area at the west end of Dunedin Causeway may be the answer. Wildlife sightings do come with the territory. Just ask a friend of mine who recently took a walk along the 2.5-mile Osprey Trail.

He was hoping to see some of the namesake birds and as such spent much of his time looking up for large osprey nests built on dead or dying pine trees. He heard rustling on the ground cover and stopped in his tracks. He was quite surprised to see an eastern diamondback rattlesnake head off in the underbrush. He continued on his hike and was rewarded for continuing. The final report:  osprey sightings are well worth the hike.