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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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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We did the canoe newbies adventure and loved it but its better in the cooler months trust me. BRING WATER!!

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Loxahatchee, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My wife and I enjoy the walk on the boardwalk and if we want to be more adventurous, we hike the trails on the north side of the highway where there is also a nice fishing lake.

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Loxahatchee, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a nice little gem hidden in plain sight. I passed the entrance everyday for months before I finally stopped to explore it. It's a nice nature preserve hidden just west of the Beeline on Northlake Blvd. It is actually part of the West Palm Beach water catchment. I'm glad it's here, but I do think they need better... More

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Kfar-Sava, IL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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