A Beautiful Day at James E. Grey Preserve

James E Grey Preserve

6938 Plathe Rd, New Port Richey, FL  (727) 841-4560


James E. Grey Preserve is an amazing treasure in New Port Richey. Quiet, peaceful, and so old Florida, it is an 80-acre riverfront preserve offering many birds & other wildlife, 2 miles of trails & a playground. This City of New Port Richey park is quiet and very pretty. I saw plenty of pretty birds, gopher tortoises and turtles in the river.

















Most of the trails are shady so it is nice even on a sunny and warm day. The park has a beautiful boardwalk trail along the Pithlachascotee River, shelters for picnics, areas to fish, bird watching, places where you can set your kayak or canoe in the river.









It’s a pleasant place to spend an afternoon and it’s only blocks away from a sea of subdivisions.























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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

28 thoughts to “A Beautiful Day at James E. Grey Preserve”

  1. Carol – I liked your description of this as Old Florida – cypress trees and Spanish moss … fabulous. And hard to believe that it is only blocks from neighborhoods! Glad to see that it has been preserved! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

  2. I could happily hang out here for a few hours – looks calm and peaceful AND with gorgeous fresh air at James E. Grey Preserve.
    Happy Monday Carol.
    Wren x

  3. Hello, I love these pretty Florida preserves. Beautiful views and the tortoise are cool to see. Pretty photos. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

  4. I’m going to write this preserve down in my list of places I would like to hike! I haven’t seen a Tortoise in the wild in a long time…how neat! Beautiful photos! Enjoy your week!

  5. Looks so peaceful!! I pinned this! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 8, this party will be open until January 26.

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