George McGough Nature Park - Narrows in Largo Florida

By Published On: June 14th, 2023

George McGough Nature Park – Narrows in Largo Florida

Published on 06/14/23: The amazing George C. McGough Nature Park. With summer upon us, look for some extra posts on great nature preserves, parks, wildlife encounters, ziplines (kids), places to launch kayaks/canoes, playgrounds …you get the general idea. FREE or almost free local activities that are great for both adults and children. Big thanks to the combined 30K+ who are following along with @LovingStPete on Instagram and one from Facebook!

George C. McGough Nature Park – Hidden Gem for many in St Pete (known by most in Largo/Seminole)

The George C. McGough Nature Park is a 26-acre nature preserve, known by locals as the “Narrows”.

Cost: Free entry, donations accepted

Address: 11901 146th St N, Largo (35 min NW of downtown St Pete)

Hours: Park is open sunrise to sunset. Nature center open 10am-5pm, 7 days a week

Restrooms: Yes

Parking: Easy, right outside the nature center

Website: Narrows Website – Largo

Wheelchair Accessible: The main rubberized trail is, however once you reach the narrow boardwalk there’s limited room to turn around

Animals/Wildlife: Nature Center with live animal exhibits and educational material, Birds of Prey enclosures (20+ rescued, non-releasable birds), turtle pond, and butterfly garden. You can purchase food to feed the turtles. Sarge is the beautifully huge Bald Eagle! All different species of owls, plus hawks and Kestrels. Colt enjoyed watching the volunteers feed them all! Great when the timing works out that way.

Trails: 1 mile comfortable rubberized walking trail (recycled), plus a number of side trails that extend further. Make sure to follow main trail to the benches overlooking the Intracoastal.

Kids: Small playground with a great zipline. Maybe the longest free zipline in our area. Know of others?

Volunteers Onsite: Yes, they’re very friendly and enjoy sharing their love of nature and wildlife with you

Dogs: No dogs allowed due to the captive birds

Shop/Toy Area: Yes, supports their cause

Shelters: Yes, can be reserved via their website

Birthday Parties: Yes, various $ options for parties, including a night hike, animal show, pinata, etc

Education: Field trips and classes and offered

Bicycles Allowed: No

Hope you make it to the Narrows and enjoy this adventure!

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Written by : St Petersburg Realtor, Mike Braswell

Mike Braswell is a Tampa Bay Realtor, serving St Petersburg, Clearwater, all nearby beaches and more. Mike started LovingStPete in October of 2020 after a difficult year took its toll on local businesses. After being cooped up for portions of 2020 (lockdown) Mike and his son decided to get out and explore, helping spread the good word about the local area he loves so much. Often even doing gift card giveaways to support local. LovingStPete is now followed by over 48 thousand people on social media! The majority of posts are informative on fun parks, activities, day trips, great restaurants, and in general provide a comprehensive tour of the area!

Soon after receiving his bachelors in Management Information Systems, Mike developed and then operated a vacation rental advertising business for 10+ years as CEO/Owner. The business was eventually acquired by VRBO. Mike has earned the trust of many large clients over the years. Such as NFL, Wynn Resorts, Blue Cross Blue Shield, VISA, Genuine Parts Company (NAPA Auto Parts), AT&T, and other Fortune 500 companies.

When not spending time with his beautiful wife and energetic son, Mike enjoys boating and is also an avid tennis player. An interesting fact about Mike is that he grew up on an avocado farm with over 15 varieties, some of which you can find in our local Publix/Winn Dixie as his dad still farms the same farm at 87 years old!

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