Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands, Boynton Beach

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Experience 40 hectares (100 acres) of wetlands at Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands. View local wildlife, such as water birds and alligators, and native plant life at the park by walking along its 2.4 km (1.5 mi) of elevated boardwalks. This boardwalk system was built to offer the best possible views of the wetlands. Enjoy the tranquility of this walkway, visit the center's exhibits, or sign up for an educational program. You can learn about the state's water resources and wetland animals at the interactive exhibits. Use our Boynton Beach trip itinerary builder site to add Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands and other attractions to your Boynton Beach vacation plans.
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  • This is a perfectly fine place with a raised boardwalk and lots to see if you look close. It is open from daylight til dusk and is free. We saw alligators, anhingas, several varieties of duck and hero...  more »
  • Newish to this area and finally decided to visit the nature center. Wow! This is a beautiful gem practically in my backyard! It’s beautiful. Well maintained and full of wildlife. Easy walk and will su...  more »
  • Can’t think of a better place to take a trip all on this boardwalk through nature. Best time to see the variety of birds, ducks and wildlife is early this n the mornings nag and at 4:00 or so. But any...  more »
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  • Delightful birdwatching natural area with ample free parking, and a very nice boardwalk and visitor's center. Interpretative signs and QR codes guide your walk throughout. Children, stroller, wheelchair, and family friendly. Educational programs and guided walks available. Numerous native plants and wading bird species, as well as warblers, hawks, ospreys, vultures, red wing blackbirds, fish, turtles, alligators, etcetera. A must see South Florida gem.
  • Absolutely incredible! The posted signs do a good job giving simple but interesting information on the birds, trees, and other wildlife you see. A QR code scanner app gives you access to more detailed info on the various ecosystems you walk through. Pro tip: go a little before dusk to see the birds coming in to roost in the trees!
  • Absolutely love this place for the scenery and wildlife that is always abundant here. Make sure to take your time and walk slowly otherwise you WILL miss something. If the nature center is open I definitely recommend going inside as there is a lot of great information.
  • Very nice place to take a nature walk. There are two trails, one being 1/2 mile and the other being one mile. They are elevated, boardwalk-type structures over the marsh. There are a fair number of birds and fish, I didn't see anything larger in the way of wildlife. Overall a very good place to go out in nature and relax.
  • . This is an awesome walk. There are two boardwalks a mile and half a mile or you can do them both together. There is a visitor center that is not open everyday of the week it's closed on Sunday and Monday but still worthwhile visit. Go around the back of the boardwalk and you will see a entire field of red-winged blackbirds. Don't miss it.

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