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Grassy Waters Nature Preserve

Address: 8264 Northlake Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33412-3300
Phone Number: 561 804-4985
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Coral Springs, Florida
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490 reviews 490 reviews
183 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

A fabulous nature preserve! The boardwalk is amazing and everything is picturesque. Make sure to bring your camera along with you!

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Wellington, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Love walking the preserve. Spoonbills, wood storks, gators, deer, you never know what you'll see. Also good biking though the trails are not paved and it can be strenuous.

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Raymond, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A great quiet place to get away from it all and be one with nature. Nice areas with huge rocking chairs to tuck away and relax.

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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