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Fern Forest Nature Center

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Pleasant Walk

Fern Forrest is a pleasant walk through what is basically the natural world of wild Florida... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David W
Disappearing ecology

Interesting walk through forest and swamp. We took 1/2 mile loop on boardwalk which was fine given... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Huntington, New York
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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
201 S Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33063-6783
+1 954-357-5198
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fern Forrest is a pleasant walk through what is basically the natural world of wild Florida. Depending on the day there is much to see of the wild life on and the natural beauty of flowers, tees and other plants.Butterflies and animals if your observant...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Interesting walk through forest and swamp. We took 1/2 mile loop on boardwalk which was fine given 90 degree heat and humidity. Well worth it an there was no cost.

Thank Justdesert4me
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful trails probably 1 miles, if you lucky can spot birds, butterfly, lizard, there definitely mosquito, worth the trip and the time. Nature at it best.

Thank lalocadr19
Reviewed 26 July 2018

i was pleasantly surprised to find such a large park located so near to my relatives house in Coconut Creek...i always try to find nature parks when i travel and was happy to find the trails and nature centre located at Fern Forest...its ideal for...More

Thank BrandNewMachine
Reviewed 21 June 2018

If you like nature this is a good place to visit. Its very relaxing and quiet. Great for walks, biking, and playing around.

Thank Nick A
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The rain added to the romantically green, lush backdrop for the ceremony and reception. Since Fern Forest Nature Center is covered, no one had to worry about getting wet while enjoying the trees and ferns which densely populated the area around us. Once the ceremony...More

Thank bnbdigs2
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We only walked the Cypress Creek Trail because it was the only trail with a boardwalk. We have small children and there are many signs saying that there are crocodiles/alligators in the area so we avoided the trails near the swamp area. Very nice peaceful...More

Thank Alysia P
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Enjoyed a leisurely guided tour of the natural habitat of many of Florida's birds and other local wildlife. Easy access to property and parking and really enjoyed the information from our guide. A great way to enjoy the outdoors.

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 30 May 2018

This nature center is easy to find and is well laid out with wooden walkways for the most part, but there is also a path through the swamp area which needed care because of all the recent rain. The fern forest part is really pleasant...More

Thank Gmittens
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Hard to find shady places in florida Now in rain season is lush Nature centers are free and never crowded all the opposite of state parks

Thank ADieselWorkLemon
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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.