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Fern Forest Nature Center

#3 of 18 things to do in Coconut Creek Features Animals
201 S Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33063-6783
+1 954-357-5198
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Nice park that needs some remodeling

The park was a small patch of land nestled in between the developed areas around. There's supposed... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2015
El Paso, Texas
via mobile
A Lovely Walk in a Florida Forest

I walked through the Fern Forest on my last vacation to Pompano Beach two years ago and returned... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2015
Hartford, CT
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This 247.1-acre Urban Wilderness Area is home to more than 200 species of plants, including more than 30 species of ferns, making it one of the finest examples of preserved native plant communities in South Florida.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
201 S Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33063-6783
+1 954-357-5198
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Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

The park was a small patch of land nestled in between the developed areas around. There's supposed to be all sorts of animals there but we didn't see any besides bugs. The ferns are stunning to look at, I found out that one actually grows...More

1  Thank dudebroman
Reviewed 23 November 2015

I walked through the Fern Forest on my last vacation to Pompano Beach two years ago and returned again this past week with my friend. It is a wonderful opportunity to view nature up close away from traffic and commercial activity. We walked along the...More

2  Thank Pleasuretraveler
Reviewed 15 November 2015

This is a real piece of the natural Florida that you don't get to see. There is also a building with most of the "critters" named and displayed. I noticed a lot of weddings are performed there.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 13 September 2015

I went park exploring the other day and found a really good one right here in Fort Lauderdale with many lovely walkways, boardwalks and great natural beauty. It's called Fern Forest Nature Center; go West on Commercial to NW 31st Ave., go North for approx....More

1  Thank jokodrums
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Walked with friends who just moved to the area. Didn't know what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised. I love ferns, and certainly got my fill. The boardwalk is well maintained, and although it was a bit overcast, it didn't dampen my enthusiasm. I will...More

Thank Shubunkin1950
Reviewed 27 July 2015

I live 1 1/2 miles from Fern Forest and walk to the park every weekend. I make sure I use insect repellant which they do provide but I bring my own just in case. Being a woman I also walk with a small pocket knife...More

Thank Jay L
Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

Great nature walk when you've had enough sun and want to take a break from the beach. This is a great place to take a walk in nature. Some nice spots for a picnic too.

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 8 May 2015

My wife and I have been walking for fitness lately and we like to find interesting places to walk. Fern Forest is a beautiful place with a good amount of walking trails. There is a nice boardwalk through a Cypress swamp and some surface trails...More

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 15 February 2015

As it was to cold to visit the beach this day as I attended on doing I searched for another outdoor activity. The Fern Forest Nature Park was close by and I decided to check it out. There is a boardwalk leading through the dense...More

1  Thank Jimbilly
Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

If, during your beach vacation, you want to experience a quiet and peaceful change of pace, try the Cypress trail here. The raised trail is easy and safe. Didn't see any critters though. Didn't try the natural trails either.

1  Thank Rebekkasmom
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29 August 2016|
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Response from tbean14 | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry I did not answer. It would have been tough though there may have been a couple of spots to enjoy.