Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area, Palm Beach Gardens

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  • I was in the area for a conference and came by here for a visit on my way out of town. There's a cool picnic table on top of a observation post that I had my lunch at. And then hiked the trail for abo...  more »
  • This is a wonderful place to recreate quietly. Nature in the middle of the urban environment. Good place to walk, talk, and breathe.  more »
  • Be prepared to spend some time here waiting for our feathered friends. There are viewing platforms, and you will be rewarded with some amazing sights!  more »
  • Great place to walk, bird watch, fish, boat, learn, kayak, bike, think, breathe, or any of your get in touch with real Florida and spirit building soul quenching needs. Absolutely breathtaking.
  • Got sum cool trees and stuff.
  • Back to Natural Areas List Equestrian trails have re-opened EXCEPT for Ranch Trail, east of Central Trail  Loxahatchee Slough North and south of PGA Boulevard, approximately 2.2 miles west of Florida's Turnpike, Palm Beach Gardens          Palm Beach County's Largest and Most Biologically Diverse Natural Area Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year  At a Glance     Headwaters of the Loxahatchee Wild and Scenic River Nine native Florida ecosystems are preserved at this 12,841-acre site:  mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, mesic hammock, hydric hammock, wet prairie, depression marsh, slough marsh, strand swamp, and dome swamp.  During the summer and fall this site gets very wet for hiking so bring your mud boots or stay on the mulituse trails - Bluegill and Pântano - to stay high and dry along the perimeter of the site.  FeaturesPrime habitat for the snail kite and migrating swallow-tailed kite.Fishing pier, boat/kayak/canoe launch, observation tower, restrooms, and parking at Sandhill Crane Access ParkBluegill Trail(multiuse) 5.5 milesPântano Trail (multiuse) 7.0 milesOcean to Lake Hiking Trail (sandy) 4.5 milesEquestrian Trails (sandy) north sectionPart of the Northeast Everglades Natural Area, or NENA.
  • Nice and cozy. Average views but nice somehow
  • Don't just assume it will be open on a Saturday just because it's a natural place and that's what weekends are for. Should have checked times, though it just doesn't naturally occur to me that such a place would be closed on weekends. Also, don't assume that google maps will lead you to the side that has an entrance.
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