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Fern Forest Nature Park

201 South Lyons Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33063
954 357 5198
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Ranked #9 of 26 Activities in Pompano Beach
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Islands, Hiking Trails
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This 247.1-acre Urban Wilderness Area is home to more than 200 species of plants, including more than 30 species of ferns, making it one of the finest... more » Owner description: This 247.1-acre Urban Wilderness Area is home to more than 200 species of plants, including more than 30 species of ferns, making it one of the finest examples of preserved native plant communities in South Florida. « less
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We walked around to get a multi-stage geocache here. It was a nice walk, and we did see a few critters. Be sure to get a map before you go out! Though the map could do a better job of outlining the trails. I noticed that there was a can of bug spray available for use, and drink vending machine... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This gem tucked away where Lyons Road intersects Atlantic Boulevard in northwestern Broward County. There is little signage and an inconspicuous entrance. Once in the park, it still seems like a rough patch until you park and walk to the nature center. Once you go around the second floor walkway, which has the nicest restrooms I've ever seen in a... More

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Miami, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I have lived in South Florida for decades and have visited dozens of nature centers but for some reason never made it to the Fern Forest Nature Center before August of 2014. Unlike some of the other Nature Centers and Public Parks in South Florida, we were pleasantly surprised that the Fern Forest Nature Center did not charge an entrance... More

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Margate, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

They have nice trails and boardwalk paths. There is a little science museum and they offer classes and other events there.

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Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
54 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Fern Forest Nature Park has a very nice boardwalk. The Prairie Overlook Trail, is a nice trail through the woods or you could walk a long the Prairie. I have tried twice to walk on the Maple Walk Trail, but the first time we were chased out by mosquitoes and this time the trail was too wet. My daughter and... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Some trails have pavement, some have very flat grass for stroller smooth ride. Few benches to nurse baby are in very good observation points. We haven't seen any wildlife, but enjoyed the park.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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133 reviews 133 reviews
56 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I thought Fern Forest Nature Park was a nice enough place. The boardwalk is extensive and, other than one warbler, I didn't see another bird. There were a number of people who were obviously getting their exercise program in, because they passed me a number of times at a pretty good pace. I go to a lot of parks, but... More

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New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This was a nice little surprise and well worth the visit. There is a lengthy boardwalk across Cypress Creek that takes you through wetlands where you can find some wildlife. There were gorgeous butterflies everywhere. After the boardwalk, you reach the point where all the trails meet. Going to the left, you eventually hit the perimeter trail. At this intersection... More

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is one of the excellent county nature centers that are free to visit and offer so much: shaded trails and boardwalks, instructive signage about local flora and fauna, indoor displays and facilities.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Decided to explore Fern Forest and was pleasantly surprised at just how stunningly beautiful a park it is. The boardwalk trail is substantial and allows visitors to see some of Florida's wildlife. The other trails take you through a thick forest which leads up to a nice, elevated gazebo. At the entrance is a beautiful lodge-like multi-purpose building which hosts... More

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