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Grassy Waters Nature Preserve

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Address: 8264 Northlake Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33412-3300
Phone Number: 561 804-4985
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Great Oasis

We were looking for a short family walk in while in the Palm Beach Gardens area and found this oasis. It is really amazing to leave the glitz around PGA boulevard and enter this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Brentwood, TN
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Brentwood, TN
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were looking for a short family walk in while in the Palm Beach Gardens area and found this oasis. It is really amazing to leave the glitz around PGA boulevard and enter this preserve. The area is well maintained and the boardwalk path is easy to navigate. It is well worth the time to visit.

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Montgomery Village, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We went with our 4 yo and 7 yo and both loved it. We followed the Cypress Boardwalk Trail, stopped in at the nature center, and generally enjoyed a lovely visit. The boardwalk has both sunny and shady areas, so sunscreen is a must, and we did find a few mosquitoes (but not too bad), so bugspray might be helpful... More 

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Bethalto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The boardwalk over the water is beautiful. You can rent canoe's for a nice change. We loved the calming beautiful nature that is all around. There are programs for children...we don't have children any more, but the programs looked very good...We were only here for about 45 min, trying to see all that we could in our short trip, def... More 

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Coplay, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My wife and I were looking for something to take up a little time and found this online. Everything is very well maintained and it was fun to see and take photos of the landscape and wide life. The boardwalk is over open water with little shade so be prepared to be in the direct sunlight for most of the... More 

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Chaska, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Our host in Palm Beach took us to the Grassy Waters Nature Preserve. My wife, a photographer, was in a different world all her own. With no camera, I just stood and admired the different kinds of birds and turtles in this preserve. Thanks to the Water Utility Department of Palm Beach County for creating and maintaining this quiet human-free... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It's a town park, everyone seems to agree on the main feature. It's the mile long Boardwalk; suspended above the water. You can rent canoe's, for a very relaxing time on the lake. On the weekend the park rangers offer various programs.

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Kingston, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My friend & I were looking for interesting walks to do during our week in Florida and were happy to find these two trails. The Hog Hammock trail is listed as 2.8 miles, but with the option of the Promontory trail, our total was about 4.5 miles. We enjoyed the mixture of trail surfaces, with crushed concrete, boardwalks, some sand... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

we actually had our canoe with us to go for a canoe ride at grassy waters but they don't allow canoes there anymore, unless you rent one from the concessionaire. they were closed on sunday morning. however, we did walk the mile long boardwalk. it was great. much of the boardwalk is shaded and some that is not has manufactured... More 

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Princeton NJ
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Grassy Waters is a town park that has preserved pristine wetlands in an area fast being usurped by development. It is very peaceful during the week, whiich is when we visited. On weekends there are ranger programs and canoe toirs of the preserve. The main feature is the boardwalk that takes you above the wetlands. There are several tiki-roofed platforms... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Visited two of the trails today, a hammock and Boardwalk trail. Trail signs and naps can be improved. Intersections on Hammock trail not well marked. Boardwalk was lovely and disliked seeing it end so quickly. Take a camera and enjoy.

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