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Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands

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Address: 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33437
Phone Number: (561) 966-7000
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This is a nice part for a nature walk. We have seen alligators in the evening and a large variety of birds. I would say to go early or after dinner to avoid large crowds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This is a nice part for a nature walk. We have seen alligators in the evening and a large variety of birds. I would say to go early or after dinner to avoid large crowds. Binoculars are a must. You just never know what you might see!

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Almost all of the trails are on a raised Boardwalk that allows you to get the best views of the birds and animals without becoming part of the food chain. :) You'll see Birds Turtles Fish Many types of trees and plants including aquatic Occasionally alligators (There are some in the visitors center) Occasionally snakes Great place for a walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

I come here with my friend and our kids all the time. We all love looking at nature and taking in all the beauty. Unfortunately the office with all the cool tanks is usually closed on weekends.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Every year I visit my parents in Delrey Beach, FL I always make sure to visit at least once Green Cay with camera. The enjoyable, but a bit narrow wood raised boardwalk follows a path from swamp to dry land with areas to stop along the way to search for wildlife. Of course everyone is mostly looking for gators, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A smaller location with a Nature Center at the entrance. Then two boardwalks allow you to hike either 1 mile or 1/2 mile through wetlands. It's a lovely experience, although as other reviewers have noted, not a lot of wildlife - too crowded with humans for them. But the flora and fauna are nice. One giant gator was visible and... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We live nearby, so whenever there is a nice day I take my 2 year old son here. We could spend hours walking the boardwalk looking for wildlife. Last time we went we saw so many animals, turtles, alligators, birds, fish, ducks, etc. There are two different paths. one is 1/2 mile and the other is a full mile. There... More 

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long island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I came here to take a walk with my dad and son and we enjoyed it very much. We saw a giant gator, turtles, assorted birds and beautiful plants. It was very nice walking on the wooden board walk over the nature preserve. The nature center was closed but I have heard it is interesting. It is free to get... More 

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West of England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was recommended to us by a local and I'm so pleased we went. A really lovely walk around the wetlands. We saw many different bird species and a turtle laying eggs. Sadly no gators except the baby guys in the centr. The only reservation I have is about the animals kept in tanks inside. The frogs particularly had a... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Green Cay is not just a boardwalk through a wetland. It is also a Nature Center, with terrific exhibits (including some live animals) that offers programs for schools, adults, children, and seniors. With regard to the latter, there is an every-other-Wednesday "Science for Seniors." There is a "Friends of Green Cay" organization that sponsors an annual photo contest and also... More 

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boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Take the kids or take a quiet walk at a lovely nature center . Birds ,alligators, fish ,lovely way to spend some time and get some exercise .its about a mile on a boardwalk . Bathrooms and a small nature center. Free!

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