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Banyan Tree Walk, Palm Beach Island

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Banyan Tree Walk, Palm Beach Island, Palm Beach FL

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It's a tropical wonderland on Palm Beach Island! A great place to walk that is shady most of the day is the long canopy of banyan trees on N. County Rd. You can park for $5 an hour on N. County Rd near Wells Rd, by the fire station. Walk the entire stretch (800m) of banyan trees ending at the park. You will pass incredible mansions as you pop into the various side streets. Phipps Estates has a gorgeous entry with historic stone buildings covered in ivy. Wow! Cut across (I used Woods Rd but you could use any side street) to the west and head back on the N. Lake Trail. It is most shady in the morning with some shade in the afternoon. Take Wells Rd east back to your car. Wells Road is very shady, with tall pine trees that are a real delight. The road is lined with yellow hibiscus bushes. This rectangle-shaped walk is two miles.
Add a peak of the ocean at the end of your walk by crossing N. County Rd and continuing on Wells Rd to the ocean! What views! There is a beach access at the end of Wells Rd.
There is the loveliest mansion when you first cross N. County Rd at Wells Rd. It has singing pigeons, an ironwork gate with circles and arrows, and a lush garden full of palms and flowers.
After your walk, get some refreshments at Via Flagler shops on Royal Poinciana Way.

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Coconut trees!
Coconut trees!
Lush landscaping.
Lush landscaping.
Row of palms on a side street, Sanford Ave.
Row of palms on a side street, Sanford Ave.
Banyans to enjoy.
Banyans to enjoy.
Looking up at their amazing high branches and cute leaves.
Looking up at their amazing high branches and cute leaves.
Shady wide path.
Shady wide path.
Banyans are so cool!
Banyans are so cool!
Amazing side street- Phipps Estates Rd and its entry building covered in ivy.
Amazing side street- Phipps Estates Rd and its entry building covered in ivy.
Luxurious landscaping on Phipps Estates Rd.
Luxurious landscaping on Phipps Estates Rd.
Arches in hedge at Phipps Estates Rd.
Arches in hedge at Phipps Estates Rd.
The entry building with its gothic windows, on Phipps Estates Rd.
The entry building with its gothic windows, on Phipps Estates Rd.
Entry gate with seashell carving and ivy, on Phipps Estates Rd.
Entry gate with seashell carving and ivy, on Phipps Estates Rd.
Walking through the entry arch, admiring its ivy.
Walking through the entry arch, admiring its ivy.
The two entrance buildings with their arches.
The two entrance buildings with their arches.
Pretty tree with sunlit leaves, at Phipps Estates Rd.
Pretty tree with sunlit leaves, at Phipps Estates Rd.
Gate into a mansion's garden.
Gate into a mansion's garden.
Banyan tree beauty.
Banyan tree beauty.
Landscaping outside a mansion.
Landscaping outside a mansion.
Orange hibiscus, coconut tree, and blue sky...this is the life!
Orange hibiscus, coconut tree, and blue sky...this is the life!
Banyan trees at the little park on N. County Rd near Tangier Ave.
Banyan trees at the little park on N. County Rd near Tangier Ave.
The lovely little park on N. County Rd near Tangier Ave.
The lovely little park on N. County Rd near Tangier Ave.
Gumbo limbo tree with its shiny bark, at the little park on N. County Rd near Tangier Ave.
Gumbo limbo tree with its shiny bark, at the little park on N. County Rd near Tangier Ave.
Shadeless stretch of path, at the park on N. County Rd near Tangier Ave.
Shadeless stretch of path, at the park on N. County Rd near Tangier Ave.
The pretty park on N. County Rd near Tangier Ave.
The pretty park on N. County Rd near Tangier Ave.
Coconut trees galore at the little park on N. County Rd near Tangier Ave.
Coconut trees galore at the little park on N. County Rd near Tangier Ave.
Narrow path by a yellow wall, on Woods Rd, leading from the Banyan Tree Walk to the N. Lake Trail on the intracoastal waterway.
Narrow path by a yellow wall, on Woods Rd, leading from the Banyan Tree Walk to the N. Lake Trail on the intracoastal waterway.
You've made it to the N. Lake Trail, shady and lovely with its views of the water!
You've made it to the N. Lake Trail, shady and lovely with its views of the water!
The N. Lake Trail, a way to make your walk a loop.
The N. Lake Trail, a way to make your walk a loop.
Views on the N. Lake Trail.
Views on the N. Lake Trail.
Purple bougainvillea on the N. Lake Trail, which you can take back to your car, to make a loop.
Purple bougainvillea on the N. Lake Trail, which you can take back to your car, to make a loop.
Dappled sunlight on the N. Lake Trail.
Dappled sunlight on the N. Lake Trail.
Cute Indonesian-style building along the N. Lake Trail.
Cute Indonesian-style building along the N. Lake Trail.
Indonesian-style building along the N. Lake Trail.
Indonesian-style building along the N. Lake Trail.
A bike ride on the N. Lake Trail.
A bike ride on the N. Lake Trail.
Fuchsia-colored bougainvillea and people walking, along the N. Lake Trail.
Fuchsia-colored bougainvillea and people walking, along the N. Lake Trail.
Purple bougainvillea with a dock and the water behind.
Purple bougainvillea with a dock and the water behind.
Purple bougainvillea creeping up a palm.
Purple bougainvillea creeping up a palm.
Calm water and bougainvillea.
Calm water and bougainvillea.
Coconut trunk and bougainvillea, with highrises behind.
Coconut trunk and bougainvillea, with highrises behind.
Amazing views along the intracoastal, on the N. Lake Trail.
Amazing views along the intracoastal, on the N. Lake Trail.
Yellow hibiscus, where Wells Rd meets the N. Lake Trail.
Yellow hibiscus, where Wells Rd meets the N. Lake Trail.
Orange and pink hibiscus, tall hedge, and knotted pine trees, along Wells Rd, which takes you back to your car.
Orange and pink hibiscus, tall hedge, and knotted pine trees, along Wells Rd, which takes you back to your car.
Knotted pine trees, and the intracoastal in the distance, on Wells Rd.
Knotted pine trees, and the intracoastal in the distance, on Wells Rd.
Knotted pine trees in a row- beautiful!
Knotted pine trees in a row- beautiful!
Pine tree and blue house, on Wells Rd.
Pine tree and blue house, on Wells Rd.
Pine trees make lots of shade on Wells Rd.
Pine trees make lots of shade on Wells Rd.
Delicate flowers along Wells Rd.
Delicate flowers along Wells Rd.
European-style trees on Wells Rd, where it meets N. County Rd.
European-style trees on Wells Rd, where it meets N. County Rd.
Garden at Villa Oiseau, a mansion on Wells Rd.
Garden at Villa Oiseau, a mansion on Wells Rd.
Salmon pink wall and European hedges, at Villa Oiseau on Wells Rd, near N. County Rd.
Salmon pink wall and European hedges, at Villa Oiseau on Wells Rd, near N. County Rd.
Amazing singing ring-necked dove, at Villa Oiseau on Wells Rd.
Amazing singing ring-necked dove, at Villa Oiseau on Wells Rd.
Adorable gate, French-style trees, and singing ring-necked dove at the corner of Wells Rd and N. County Rd.
Adorable gate, French-style trees, and singing ring-necked dove at the corner of Wells Rd and N. County Rd.
My favorite mansion on Wells Rd, on the corner of N. County Rd.
My favorite mansion on Wells Rd, on the corner of N. County Rd.
 

Directions

Begin your walk at the $5/hour parking on N. County Rd near Wells Rd and the fire station.

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Last Updated: Thu, 27 May 2021 13:13:03 GMT