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Rand Nature Center
The 100-acre Rand
Nature Center on East Settler's Way is operated by the Bahamas
Located only a few minutes from downtown Freeport,
Rand offers a series of hiking trails wind through the pines and bushes
and plants, many with interpretive signs.
About a half mile inside the
park is the center's main attraction, a large pond with West Indian
flamingos, national bird of the Bahamas.
It's also a good place to
spot the Bahama yellowthroat, great blue heron and other species. A
walk points out the plants used for bush medicine.
An interpretive walk is available at 10 a.m. Rand also
features a display about the Lucayan Indians, original inhabitants of
the island. A Lucayan Village recreates a chieftain's
house, four dwelling huts ("canayes") and a ceremonial building.
These were damaged, however, by recent storms and may not be open.
For more information:
(242) 352-5438. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. These are really lazy
hours. Weekends are one of Grand Bahamas' busiest
times, with many travelers visiting from Florida.
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