Green Cay Wetlands, Boynton Beach
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Green Cay Wetlands is a joy! Here a one-mile loop boardwalk leads over wetlands full of wildflowers and birds. Parts of the boardwalk are shaded by tall cypress and cabbage palms, but most of it is exposed. There are birds galore and you will see kinds you've never seen before! We saw an amazing bright turquoise bird. There are also turtles and sometimes huge alligators under the boardwalk! On weekends tons of photographers come with cameras with long zoom lenses. Along the boardwalk there are attractive plaques explaining about the different plants and animals you see.
Afterwards, cool off in the nature center, where you can see baby alligators in a large tank and roam the gift shop.
Come between mid-October and mid-May, otherwise it'll be too hot.
After your walk, eat a yummy bagel or chocolate cookie at Flakowitz's Bakery. The New Yorkers who work there are a ton of fun, joking around with customers.
For kids, check out the amazing barrier-free playground and gorgeous splash pad at Congress Ave Community Park.
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Green Cay Wetlands and Nature Center is located at 12800 Hagen Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach 33437, call (561) 966-7000.
Hours for the nature center vary per season but are usually Wed-Sat 9-3. The boardwalk hours are 7am- sunset. Admission is free.
Flakowitz Deli and Bakery, 7410 W. Boynton Beach Blvd, Boynton Beach FL 33437, call (561) 742-4144.
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Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.