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Grassy Waters Nature Preserve

8264 Northlake Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33412-3300
561 804-4985
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Kfar-Sava, IL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a small nice nature preserve about 75 minutes from Miami and 135 minutes from Orlando. We stopped there on the way from Miami to Orlando for about 90 minutes walk. Most of the route is a boardwalk with some nice stops. We didn't see many wildlife - mostly lizards and dragonflies - but it was nice. And we... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have passed Grassy Waters at least twice a day for the last 8 years. It is in my backyard. Decided to stop with my grandson for a look around, He is 9. Paradise, pure untouched nature. Great pathways located in different areas. Along the paths are signs explaining the wildlife. Florida in all it's beauty before people came. Many... More

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Waverly, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Being from a rural town back home, and having moved to the area recently, I was searching for somewhere abundantly green amidst the hustle and bustle of West Palm Beach. No city lights, no ambulance sirens, just a quiet place to search and explore. At Grassy Waters I found just that. The park was relatively empty, and I found my... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We took some friends from New Jersey to see what nature looks like down here. They loved it. We love to take visitors here because it's pastoral, and sublime. Only negative - it's not a photographer's dream - there are better nature preserves for that. Otherwise, it's a great place to walk and muse with the spirits.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The views are beautiful and the docents are incredibly knowledgeable. We took a canoe ride around the preserve and even spent some time dip-netting with one of the rangers. The indoor area is also very nice, but the walkways and canoes are the best part.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Wonderful area to hike and simply reflect on nature. I was there when there was a painting exhibition of the Highwaymen. Enjoyed it greatly. I was on my bike and was able to enjoy the scenery, but by foot is best.

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London, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

wonderful boardwalks through a very serene area. Saw a couple of alligators, unusual birds and turtle. Interesting plaques explaining what you are seeing.

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Pickering, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Went with my mom and toddler. We walked the mile-long boardwalk amongst many cypress trees (Cypress Trail). The interpreter at the center was very friendly and kept all our interests with the painting exhibit for Black History Month, spotting gators in the telescope, calling frogs with marbles... and more.

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Beautiful boadwalk though a cypress wetland. A must see if you're a natrue lover. Nature center is interesting as well.

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68 reviews 68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Don't miss the opportunity to visit Florida as it appeared 100 years ago. Perfectly preserved seas of saw grass with hiking /biking trails, lakes , ponds, fishing , kayaking including picnic tables and native huts for shelter in the rain. Don't miss this hidden nature treasure.

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