Oak Tree Nature Park
A one mile trail rambles through this 25 acre natural area in the heart of Mary Esther. Trail markers identify native plants along the route. Signs along the trail provide information on the park's plants and animals as well as the Native Americans who once inhabited the area and the cultural remains they left behind. A pavilion and picnic area is located at the northern edge and benches along the trail allow visitors the time to enjoy the beauty of this natural park. A number of animal species visit or make their home in the park, including otter, beaver, alligator, raccoon, opossum, fox, bobcat, and squirrel as well as turtles, frogs, toads, snakes and a rich variety of insects. Over 103 bird species have been identified, including migratory songbirds, wading birds, raptors and resident songbirds. The park is home to wildlife that can be unpredictable so, please view wildlife from a safe distance. Entrance to the park is from Hollywood Blvd in Mary Esther.