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Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach

4.8
#1 of 10 in Parks in Delray Beach
Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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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  • If you want a nice easy nature walk with trail then go here. You will definitely see alligators in their natural habitat and beautiful birds. I’ve even seen Rabbits and lots of turtles  more »
  • Great way to spend a cloudy afternoon during our beach trip. The boardwalk is the perfect length for a stroll. We saw lots of varieties of birds, some fish, and the occasional turtle poking its head.....  more »
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  • Wakodahatchee Wetlands is the absolutely best place to view a wide array of birds and reptiles in their natural surroundings. Early Spring is the best time to see mother birds sitting on their nests and recently hatched young ones in the best! They grow rather quickly so you won't want to miss them! We are lucky enough to live only 2 minutes from this fascinating place!
  • A great place to see some of the beautiful wildlife Florida has to offer for free! This serene little park has a boardwalk over a small piece of wetlands where you can encounter turtles, iguanas, many beautiful birds, and even alligators! Make sure to bring water and hats to shield from the sun.
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