Frenchman's Forest Natural Area, Palm Beach Gardens

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Frenchman's Forest Natural Area is a 158-acre (64 ha) protected area of pine flatwoods, strand swamp, scrubby flatwoods, hydric hammock tidal swamp and wet flatwoods in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. It is located at 12201 Prosperity Farms Road. There are hiking trails and a boardwalk.
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  • It took us a little longer than expected to find the place but it offered 3 or so different routes to walk from a short to a longer ones. Lovely to see this green oasis amid the housing around West... 
    It took us a little longer than expected to find the place but it offered 3 or so different routes to walk from a short to a longer ones. Lovely to see this green oasis amid the housing around West...  more »
  • I did not look up the history as to why this place is named Frenchman's Forest. A forest it certainly is, though. My family and I typically explore a different park or nature trail as a part of our... 
    I did not look up the history as to why this place is named Frenchman's Forest. A forest it certainly is, though. My family and I typically explore a different park or nature trail as a part of our...  more »
  • What e great find. This is a little island of forest in the middle of the urban area. You feel like you've left everything behind. There are 3 or 4 miles of trails, a pond, swampy areas. Not the... 
    What e great find. This is a little island of forest in the middle of the urban area. You feel like you've left everything behind. There are 3 or 4 miles of trails, a pond, swampy areas. Not the...  more »
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  • Lovely pocket of Florida conservation, a true gem. Lots of information from packets to placards which i really appreciated. I'm glad to see that parts of wild, natural Florida exist and this is truly a special place I didn't get to see all of it, but I very much look forward to returning. It's well maintained, easily accessible, and peaceful. If you're looking to experience south Florida, I'd absolutely recommend making a stop here
  • A great little hiking treasure. Some longer 1.4 miles and some shorter .04 miles. Well maintained and a joy to experience some of what Florida has to offer naturally. There is a small covered pavilion for relaxing or reading. Watch for the Gopher Tortoise burrows and butterflies. Not an all day hike by any stretch, but a really nice walk.
  • Great place. It has Florida oaks, palm tree forests, cypress swamp and Florida scrub. Unusual to have all these in one park.
  • Beautiful walk through the are but our car was broken into and there are no security cameras. Police have been excellent in assisting
  • A real treasure to have such a precious space that is close and accessible for all. Recently sighted osprey, tortoises, raccoons, woodpeckers and fish jumping out of the water.

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