The Sabal Palm Sanctuary is an oasis of green and a popular birding area, located in south Brownsville on the Rio Grande just shy of the Mexican border. The 557-acre Sanctuary, run by Audubon, is home to many native species of plants and animals that “reach the northernmost limit of their Mexican range here and do not occur elsewhere in the U.S.” It’s one of the southernmost points in the United States!
There are 3 miles of trails (including some wooden boardwalks) in the Sanctuary. Although it’s a popular spot for walking and birding, running is OK if you tread lightly.
- 3 miles of nature trails