Garnet Trail

Garnet Trail

Merritt Island, Florida 32953, United States

Created By: Corianne Conway

Tour Information

This is one of the longest trails we have on Sams House Property. This 1.46 mile trail travels from the Sams House north to the Pine Island Conservation Area. From here you can walk to the manatee viewing platform and there is a high chance you could see alligators, dolphins, and manatees.

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Garnet Trail

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Garnet Trail

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Garnet Trail

The landscape of the garnet trail has moved from oak hammock to lower lying salt marsh. The garnet trail is going to open up into the Pine Island Conservation Area. Where there are two Borrow Lakes home to many types of wildlife. The Pine I... Read more
South Borrow Lake

The trail continues around the South Borrow Lake. The north and south lakes were dug out for fill material for the shuttle landing facility. Today these man made lakes are maintained and used by Brevard County for storm water managment. Th... Read more
Manatee Overlook

If you travel down the path on the left there is a short trail to the Manatee overlook. This area connects straight to the Indian River Lagoon allowing many species to enter this area. Manatees are most likely viewable during the early spri... Read more
Main Kiosk

While traveling into Pine Island Conservation Area via Pine Island Road this is the main kiosk you will see. From this point you can travel along the conservation area and visit our five other trails. Pine Island Conservation area is also ... Read more


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