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Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands

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12800 Hagen Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33437-4130
+1 561-966-7000
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Amazing Nature site

This is a true gem right in the heart of Boynton Beach Florida. The first time I went there several... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Boynton Beach, Florida
via mobile
alligators, birds, and Florida's green plants

A great place to take a walk and see alligators, turtles, many birds including migratory, swamp... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Boca Raton, Florida
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“bird watching” (25 reviews)
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12800 Hagen Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33437-4130
+1 561-966-7000
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

This is a true gem right in the heart of Boynton Beach Florida. The first time I went there several years ago could not believe the expanse and beauty and never imagined this to be in the midst of so many highly developed communities. Each...More

Thank Rachman2
Reviewed 16 November 2017

A great place to take a walk and see alligators, turtles, many birds including migratory, swamp, and Florida's vegetation. It was set up by the South Florida water authority for conservation--- to utilize treated sewage effluent; to increase groundwater; to attract birds, turtles, alligators, etc.;...More

Thank msa201
Reviewed 10 November 2017

A great center with informative and helpful staff aswell as excellent displays. We walked the trails and saw many different birds and animals. Looked all a long for the old Florida Gator and was denied until we were leaving the Center near the exit. There...More

Thank bilewis
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love their catwalks above the water looking at all the gorgeous birds, alligators and wildlife. We would totally recommend this beautiful place

1  Thank Julia S
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Amazing facility. Well maintained boardwalks through wetlands with a great view of Hurons, Egrets, Coots, Moorhens, Ibis, ducks, turtles, fish, butterflies and plant life. Admission is free as was out docent led tour. Our volunteer guide, Steve, was wonderfully helpful as he pointed out many...More

Thank redhdsue
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We walked the whole path and saw many birds, no gators that day. Beautiful place to just relax and wlk around to see the natural side of Florida. Great gem of a place!!

Thank kayakgirl1110
Reviewed 22 October 2017

A wonderful place for a nature walk. Nice and easy....loops of either a mile or a half-mile on a well maintained boardwalk. There is a nature center that is open Wednesday through Saturday and has exhibits and a gift shop and is very well staffed....More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful we'll maintained trails one mile long and one and half miles, Two entire different trails showing the beauty of South Florida, you will see many birds and a variety of plants native of Florida, well worth the time to walk it, bathrooms and water...More

Thank Pedro C
Reviewed 16 October 2017

GREEN CAY NATURE CENTER, maintained by Palm Beach County, is a wonderful place to view nature and get some exercise and education. There are 2 raised boardwalks, one about a half mile and the other over a mile. Along the walks are informational signs and...More

Thank raymondmC6721ME
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Our cousin suggested this excursion as we like to walk. There is a set of wooden paths that you explore. There are lots of birds and other animals as well as plants to discover. Do not forget to visit the visitors center and meet Oliver,...More

Thank RusPat_704
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18 January 2018|
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Response from Ejbern | Reviewed this property |
I have seen people with scooters on the boardwalk
1 January 2018|
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Response from Elaine S | Reviewed this property |
You’ll be on a boardwalk with passers-by coming and going
4 December 2017|
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Response from deluxereviewer | Reviewed this property |
On Saturday mornings or afternoons there are so call. You will need to make a reservation to join them.