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Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands

Address: 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33437
Phone Number: (561) 966-7000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I am a "regular" and walk here almost daily. It is a lovely place for birdwatching, photography and exercise. It gets very crowded in season---especially on weekends. Most people are very friendly but I would caution you about the unspoken rules. The boardwalk is not very wide and people tend to walk in pairs or cluster near the railings to... More 

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Suffern, New York
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139 reviews 139 reviews
47 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This nature reserve is a wonderful place to walk and enjoy nature. The boardwalk around the preserve is marked with interesting facts about the plants and animals. We enjoy walking here whenever we visit Boynton Beach.

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Margate, Florida
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95 reviews 95 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Excellent place to see wildlife up close and personal. Birds from all over and beautiful indigenous flora and fauna. Excellent early morning attraction

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Hartford, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Green Cay nature reserve is absloutely beautiful and worth a visit to see the birds, the turtles and alligators in a stunning and tranquil environment. Admittance is free, the is ample parking and execllent facilities in the Nature Center Building. It is wonderful to see how this habitat has been reclaimed and given back to the community, allowing everyone to... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The 1.5 mile walk on the boardwalk is a perfect way to enjoy the outdoors. If you take your time and observe you will see a variety of birds, turtles, vegetation, and crocodiles.

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Dallas, Texas
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372 reviews 372 reviews
95 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Tucked in a location near a "water reclamation plant" this park is worth a visit if you are in the area. A little surprised that we could not locate any picnic tables (maybe by design) . Ample parking, easy access, lots of wildlife.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great birds. Went twice with our 9 yo who is a budding birder, but not the most patient :) Good for kids since they are above the grasses and plants if they can see over the edge of the side of the boardwalk (maybe 7 and up.) Saw tons of water birds, gators, flashy birds like purple swamphens, lots of... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Stunningly beautiful. But way too crowded, which hurts the experience. Try to go at 7am when it opens. Before the crowds. This place is hidden gem. I plan to return on a regular basis

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Miami Beach, Florida
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188 reviews 188 reviews
71 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Before you visit, please know for the safety of yourself and the animals here, NO SMOKING! NO PETS! NO FOOD OR DRINK! NO SKATEBOARD/SCOOTERS/RUNNING, etc Absolutely banned! We have seen too many animals with candy wrappers stuck in their mouths, impeding their ability to eat, hats, sunglasses and other things in the water -- and people blatantly disrespecting the rules.... More 

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Plenty to see if you keep you eyes open and take it slowly. Wear a hat, use sunscreen, plenty to photograph if you take your camera. Periodic gazebos and seating. Use the rest rooms before you start. Many residents bring their guests here at least once during their visit. Wild-life are active at different times during the day so that... More 

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