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Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach

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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. For Wakodahatchee Wetlands and beyond, use our Delray Beach online trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Delray Beach vacation.
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  • We had the pleasure of being there during hatching season for many wading birds. Walking paths take you so close to multiple nesting trees that you don't need any special equipment to see... 
    We had the pleasure of being there during hatching season for many wading birds. Walking paths take you so close to multiple nesting trees that you don't need any special equipment to see...  more »
  • Took my son's family there for a mid-day visit. Our granddaughter really enjoyed seeing the various birds, and a few gators. Getting a spot to park wasn't an issue; plenty available. Nice way to.....  more
    Took my son's family there for a mid-day visit. Our granddaughter really enjoyed seeing the various birds, and a few gators. Getting a spot to park wasn't an issue; plenty available. Nice way to.....  more »
  • Trees filled with storks and egrets. You will find beauty everywhere around an easy circular boardwalk. Parking can be crowded at most popular times - have patience, 
    Trees filled with storks and egrets. You will find beauty everywhere around an easy circular boardwalk. Parking can be crowded at most popular times - have patience,  more »
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  • The wetlands is a free resources that all ages can enjoy. Bring a hat, water, juice, a stroller if you have kids. No bicycles allowed. There are some shaded areas but if it’s hot out prepare to get a lot of sun. Lots of birds, Lizards and alligators. There are educational writings about each bird that is in the wetlands. It’s beautiful nature with a lot of sounds of birds and visuals for kids If you or a consumer or the owner and like this review you could say thank by following me on Google reviews and liking this post…. ……. Have The best day ever. .. If you or a consumer or the owner and like this review you could say thank by following me on Google reviews and liking this post…. ……. Have The best day ever. ..
  • Such a beautiful, serene place! The parking lot is big enough - at least if you arrive early. The path is clean and in a great condition - even our granny with her walker didn't have any issues. I also like that everybody stuck to the rules and wore a mask all the time.
  • What a great day with kids. No dogs allowed but great for walking and watching birds. To think this was a water treatment plant. Love it just as much in 22 as in 18
  • Excellent wildlife viewing! Wakodahatchee is my favorite place in Palm Beach County for birding. You're guaranteed to see an abundance of wildlife despite it being situated in the middle of a busy city. It has the densest amount of wildlife in one place that I've seen thus far.
  • I love the Wakodahatchee Wetlands! It's a must see for any nature lover in the area. I biked here the last time through the El Rio Trail so it was a wonderful experience. There are alligators and an abundance of birds. This visit included what seemed like a thousand birds nesting - truly stunning to watch and listen to. The workers here are wonderful too. I highly recommend a visit.

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