Day Trip to Green Cay Wetlands
I moved to south Florida as a full-time resident back in 1991. Since that time I’ve lived in both houses and apartments in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Greenacres and Loxahatchee.
I moved back to Boynton Beach, for the 3rd time, last July (2016). I was living about 35 miles away in Loxahatchee but that area was a little too remote for my liking. Although Boynton is getting extremely crowded and built-up, I do enjoy the convenience of being in the city. There are tons of options for dining and entertainment without having to drive too far.
Boynton Beach, FL is home to many parks – including one of my favorites – Green Cay Nature Center. There is an elevated boardwalk that is about a 1.5 mile loop through the wetlands, marked by occasional benches and Tiki huts should you want to sit down and enjoy the scenery for a few moments. There is a variety of wildlife to see – hardshell and soft shell turtles, alligators, iguanas, rabbits and lots and lots of birds.
The park is open sunrise to sunset but the visitor’s center hours vary – check the Green Cay website for days and times. The website also includes an interactive tour of the exhibits in the nature center. As a side note, Green Cay is not too far from Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach (about 2.5 miles) so I often visit both parks on the same day.
Green Cay Wetlands and Nature Center
12800 Hagen Ranch Rd
Boynton Beach, FL 33437
Green Cay Photo Gallery
Here are a few images from a recent trip to the wetlands on April 22, 2017.