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Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands

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Address: 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33437-4130
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A good place for birders

This is a pleasant wetland area which I enjoyed greatly. Many of Thelma birds are quite used to the many visitors and allow you to take some great photos. The wetlands have quite... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
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Brisbane, Australia
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This is a pleasant wetland area which I enjoyed greatly. Many of Thelma birds are quite used to the many visitors and allow you to take some great photos. The wetlands have quite a bird variety and due to the lovely breezes there seems to be no mosquito problem. It is a pity that the information office keeps bankers hours... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Total walk is on boardwalks through the wetlands. Lots of birds relatively unafraid of humans. Do not stand behind a bird perched on the rail. They project their excrement quite forcefully and seemingly intentionally. Boms away. Loved this place. Kudos to the designers.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Wonderful place to watch water birds which are almost posing for you. Nice Boardwalk, about 1.5 miles. Nature center and clean toilets. Perfect outing.

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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Beautiful place to visit or take the children. Raised boardwalk where you can see native vegetation, birds, turtles and if you look real hard you just might spot a gater,

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Hockessin, Delaware
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478 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Nature walk Boardwalk is open dawn to dusk - 7 days a week. Note: Nature Center Closed on Monday. There is two choices of walkway - 1/2 mile or 1 mile. You can set your own pace and there are huts to allow you to get out of the sun as you walk around. Stop and enjoy this wonderful place.

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Delray Beach
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59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

2 separate trails that meet. Depending on time of year, you'll see lots of birds, maybe nesting, maybe alligators, otters, etc. Very popular with photographers. Rest room facilities at main bldg.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The boardwalk is very comfortable to walk on. There are lots of animals, alligators, ducks, birds, etc. and there are many signs describing the varied wildlife. The main building is very clean and there are bathrooms. My advice, don't do the walk midday in the summer, it really gets hot, otherwise what a relaxing place to be.

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Bethel, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Easy one mile or half mile loop on a scenic Boardwalk over wetlands. Alligators, turtles and birds abound. Nice nature center with info inside. Clean bathrooms. One of our favorite spots in the area to take a walk and see the wildlife. Free of charge, plenty of parking.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Green Cay is a wonderful refuge. A beautiful boardwalk takes you through different types of vegetation where you see many birds and an occasional alligator. It is a wonderful place to stroll alone or with friends.

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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We come here very frequently with the kids. There's so much to see. We get to see an alligator almost all the time (that what the kids look forward to). The views are breath taking and it's in our own backyard. I absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a nature walk.

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