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Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach

4.8
#1 of 10 in Parks in Delray Beach
Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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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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  • A good place for singles, couples, families to visit and sightsee the wildlife. Alligators are visible. Turtles too. And all kinds of birds, including anhingas, egrets, ducks, doves, herons... 
    A good place for singles, couples, families to visit and sightsee the wildlife. Alligators are visible. Turtles too. And all kinds of birds, including anhingas, egrets, ducks, doves, herons...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • The Wakodahatchee Wetlands natural preserve deserves the highest rating, not just because foresighted conservationists reclaimed the land for a wildlife sanctuary in the middle of south Florida urban sprawl, but because of the beautiful experience. Raised boardwalks route the visitor through lake and swamp in an aesthetically pleasing layout. One can see a thriving assortment of large exotic birds nesting in the tree branches and turtles carefully plying shallow water with lurking alligators. Lizards scamper about amusing sightseers. Dragonflies buzz by indifferent to the spectators as do herons and egrets very low overhead.
  • 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. ..

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