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Green Cay Wetlands

Green Cay Wetlands Green Cay Wetlands is (?are?) located in Boynton Beach. It's a water reclamation-center-turned-park, and that's just fine with me! The land was originally owned by Ted and Trudy Winsberg. They turned this open-prairie wetland into a farm for mostly bell peppers, but had grand visions for its future. Their dream of turning the farm into a natural area for all to see has come true.

I've been to the Wakodahatchee Wetlands (which is heavily marketed in the area) a few times, and while it's nice, I was pretty much blown away by Green Cay, just a few miles away - there were a TON more birds at Green Cay.

Green Cay is at least twice the size of Wakodahatchee, or at least the area open to the public seems that way, with lots of boardwalks, Chickee huts, and benches for observing along the way. There is also a nature center here, complete with natural displays of turtles, alligator, and frogs. Other exhibits here feature native life in the area - humans as well as animals - and explain the water supply system.

The Nature Center is open Tuesday-Friday, from 9 AM to 3 PM. The boardwalk is open every day from 7 AM to sunset.

Location:

12800 Hagen Ranch Rd
Boynton Beach FL 33437
561-966-6600
100 acres

Web site:

www.pbcgov.com/waterutilities/waterfacts/green_cay.htm


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