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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
Most recent review
- Jul 9, 2014
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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
2 reviews
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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West Palm Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I went here with a photography class and it was beautiful. The class spent about 2 hours photographing the nature trails, lake, birds and sunset. Well worth the very short trip from West Palm Beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The boardwalk is .6 mile through the preserve. There are rocking chairs along the way. I stopped to enjoy the fresh air and warm breeze. We didn't see many birds that day but a lot of nests, so they're out there. The nature center was a hit with the kids. The man working was friendly and helpful.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Wonderful place great for photographers need to go early or late not mid day they do have an educational center that helps explain the environment

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