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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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Sun 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Wonderful Nature Preserve

I went there to visit an exhibition of Highway Man Art, which was excellent. I do not consider myself to be a nature lover but I was shocked how beautiful this preserve was. I now... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I went there to visit an exhibition of Highway Man Art, which was excellent. I do not consider myself to be a nature lover but I was shocked how beautiful this preserve was. I now go back often as it has a boardwalk that makes exploring easy and comfortable. I think this place is a must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to get away and see wildlife and breathe fresh air. They offer monthly programs that are available on their website and at the kiosks at the preserve. They have canoe and kayak programs almost monthly, however, due to the preserve being 23 square miles as well as the watershed for West Palm Beach, they do not rent them... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Grassy Waters isn't the best spot for viewing wildlife. But it's a nice spot to spend a couple of hours away from the hustle and bustle. The boardwalk here is extensive, with some nice views. If you just want to get away from it all for a couple of hours, Grassy Waters is a convenient spot to do it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Pack a picnic- this place is so tranquil- eat on the long Boardwalk- they have a spot or two. It is rarely crowded. We did a swamp day during Christmas time too- where you go in water and fish net- exciting for kids. Great place for winter small wedding if allowed booking parties.

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Port Saint Lucie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I have stopped by this preserve many times and love it. The boardwalk into the wetland is very enjoyable and cool. I especially love the view along the waterways with the lilies and flowering water vegetation.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Peaceful and wonderful place to visit. My husband and I been there many times and always we enjoy our visit. The boardwalk over the water is beautiful and serene. Do not forget to carry your camera.It take at least one hour to one hour and a half to stop and visit this place.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

You leave the world of hurry and noise when you go here. You can literally walk above water, i.e. on wooden ramps, and look at the grassy expanses and realize that's what all of the Everglades once looked like. Or you can sit on rocking chairs, look into the evergreen vegetation and listen to the little critters doing "their thing."

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Brentwood, TN
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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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Address: 8264 Northlake Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33412-3300
Phone Number: 561 804-4985
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  West Palm Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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