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Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
As a part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, Wakodahatchee Wetlands features open ponds, marshes, and islands with a public boardwalk and interpretive signs. Over 140 species of birds have been spotted at the site, as well as turtles, alligators, raccoons, frogs, and rabbits. Within its rich flora, you'll see palm trees, oaks, numerous flowers, and aquatic plants. This 20 hectare (50 acre) park also offers gazebos with benches. Dress comfortably for the 2.4 km (1.5 mi) hike along the boardwalk, which teaches wetland ecology through interpretive signs. Make Wakodahatchee Wetlands a part of your Delray Beach vacation plans using our Delray Beach vacation planner.
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  • These Wetlands is a wonderful way to be in Nature, to take a modest stroll, and to be with your friends and/or family. It's wooded walkway winds around in a loop. Alligators, Turtles, Birds and youngs...  read more »
  • This is a must if your in the area and go every week or different times of the day .. always new wildlife. My favorite is 4 pm till sunset the birds fly in for the night . This week we saw 3 baby alli...  read more »
  • Nice easy walk with quite a few birds and other wildlife. A local pointed out a well hidden alligator. 
  • Premier birding area, different times of the year will offer differing wildlife (you're not stuck with just birds). I've come across bobcats, otters, alligators, rabbits, fish, bugs, iguana among other creatures. This was the forerunner of Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands.
  • Wow! What a beautiful place. Try to go during a mating season to be blown away by beautiful birds, gators, turtles and more. Parking is ample, and the hike is on a boardwalk that loops.
  • An amazingly beautiful & unique nature lovers paradise! Not to be missed if this sort of thing appeals to you,
  • This is a must-see in Palm Beach County if you love nature and wildlife. These wetlands were set up by the Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department as a water reclamation and water treatment innovation. Fifty acres of unused utilities land were transformed into a wetlands ecosystem. These wetlands attract a variety of wildlife including turtles, frogs, alligators and birds. More than 140 different species of birds have been spotted at the site. A three-quarter mile boardwalk winds through three of the wetland's ponds. Bring binoculars if you have them! Birding photographers will love it too! It's appropriate for people of all ages to relax and enjoy at your own pace.
  • This is a perfect example of a big use of a small area. These wetlands are a beautiful opportunity to easily step back into nature. The diversity of wildlife, the upkeep of the boardwalk, and the information for the public all make this preserve such a great place to walk and relax.
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