We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fern Forest Nature Park

201 South Lyons Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33063
954 357 5198
Improve this listing
Ranked #11 of 25 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
Write a Review

37 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    14
    15
    6
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Margate, Florida
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Florida
Top Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
55 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New Jersey
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Top Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Pompano Beach, Florida
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I used to live about 5 minutes away from the Fern Forest & my daughter & I would visit regularly. We loved the guided nature walks, when they had them (they used to be at least once every weekend, but they dwindled over time, so not sure if they still have them). And my daughter always had to pay a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Fort Lauderdale, Fl
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It is a ok park, nice to walk and see nature, nothing too special. Florida is definitely not a wonderful place for parks, mainly with the heat and mosquitoes during summer time. The beach is always the best option.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
16 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Back to nature. Unimproved walkways thru a park right in the middle of town. Lush foliage, unusual plants + bugs and little critters. Probably not a good idea in the summer like season. Smaller than but similar to the nature preserves found in Palm Beach County. Try Green Cay preserve and Wakadahatchee and be impressed!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Fern Forest Nature Park also viewed

 

Been to Fern Forest Nature Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Fern Forest Nature Park, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing