GTM Research Reserve Visitor Center
GTM Research Reserve Visitor Center505 Guana River Rd.
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082
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The Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM Research Reserve) is one of only 29 National Estuarine Research Reserves in the country. From the ocean to the forests, this beautiful, natural landscape is home to a wide diversity of plants, animals and sea creatures.
A full-scale model of a North Atlantic right whale hangs from the ceiling and welcomes all to the GTM Visitor Education Center. From monitoring oysters and their impact on water quality, to conducting ongoing research of the tortoise population, this is truly a “living classroom.” There are guided eco tours, interpretive exhibits, aquariums, laboratories and many hands-on opportunities for visitors of all ages to learn, enjoy and participate in the stewardship of this dynamic ecosystem teeming with life.
Outside, visitors can enjoy hiking and biking along more than 9 miles of nature trails as well as kayaking, SUP boarding, fishing and birding throughout the marshes and estuaries.
GTM Research Reserve
- Area: 5,500 sf
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Guided Exploration Hike of the GTM Research Reserve
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Beach Exploration at the GTM Research Reserve
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Visit the GTM Research Reserve for a Natural Experience
Explore this beautiful, natural landscape through free guided eco tours, trail and beach hikes.
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