Short Nature Trails and Walks

Maybe a lengthy trail isn't quite your thing or you're just looking for a pleasant nature walk for the entire family. The Palm Beaches have distinctive locations with short, but first-rate nature walks. Enjoy at your leisure.

Boca Raton

Daggerwing Nature Center 
11200 Park Access Road 
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Biking: No
The boardwalk has two trails, bench-style seating, as well as an observation tower to view the abundant plant and animal life.

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
1801 N. Ocean Blvd. 
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Biking: No
Stroll through the butterfly garden, climb the observation tower located on the winding boardwalk through coastal hammock or sit in a Chiki hut. Visit the saltwater tanks brimming with marine life, including sea turtles, fish, sharks and rays and take pictures in our sea turtle garden with seven giant turtles. Special guided tours available.

Patch Reef Park 
2000 Yamato Road 
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Biking: No
The nature trails go through heavily foliaged areas that are favored haunts for a wide variety of birds and small animals.

Red Reef Park 
1400 N. State Road A1A
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Biking: No
A 67-acre ocean-front park offering nature related programming conducted through the Gumbo Limbo Environmental Education Center.  

Spanish River Park
3001 N. State Road A1A
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Biking: No
An interesting variety of flowers, plants and trees are found throughout the nature trails. The quiet walks and shaded area are favored by a variety of small birds.

Sugar Sand Park 
300 S. Military Trail 
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Biking Trails: No
Walk in the wilderness along the park's two nature trails and see endangered Florida scrub and scrubby pine flatwoods.

Boynton Beach

Green Cay Nature Center
12800 Hagen Ranch Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33437
Biking: No
The wetland features an elevated boardwalk featuring interpretive signs about the habitat.

Delray Beach

Atlantic Dunes Park

1605 S. Ocean Blvd. 
Delray Beach, FL 33483
Biking: No
Serene, beachfront park, excellent for those looking to discover the coastal dune ecosystem.

Leon M. Weekes Environmental Preserve 
2800 Albatross Road 
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Biking: No
The Preserve is an excellent showcase of the once extensive Florida Scrub or Scrub Pinelands ecosystem.

Lake Worth

John Prince Park 

2700 6th Ave. South (north entrance) 
2520 Lake Worth Road (south entrance) 
4759 S. Congress Ave. (west entrance) 
Lake Worth, FL 33461
Biking: Yes
Large park with just about everything, from camping to bocce ball courts. It features over five miles of nature walks and exercise courses.


Peaceful Waters Sanctuary 

11700 Pierson Road
Wellington, Florida 33414
Biking: No
Twenty-six acre wetlands park with 1,500 feet of elevated nature boardwalks and one mile of walking trails.

West Palm Beach

Dreher Park - North and South

Summit Boulevard, between Parker Avenue and Interstate 95 
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Biking: Yes
Short walking trails around lakes and green spaces. Home to the Palm Beach Zoo and South Florida Science Museum.

Dyer Park 
7301 Haverhill Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33412
Biking: Yes
Multipurpose park with 4 miles of walking and biking paths, mountain biking fans will enjoy 7 miles of trails.

Okeeheelee Park 
7500 Forest Hill Blvd. 
West Palm Beach, FL 33413
Biking: Yes
Multipurpose park with nearly 3 miles of nature trails, 8 miles of walking and biking paths, and for BMX fans, there's a full track. Also features a nature center.

Pine Jog Environmental Education Center 
6301 Summit Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Biking: No
Eight short nature trails are available on the grounds of this large center, which also features various family-friendly programs and features.

Long Biking Trails

Lake Trail on Palm Beach Island

Palm Beach, FL 33480
More than 5 miles of biking trails with spectacular views of downtown West Palm Beach and Lake Worth Lagoon. Pick up the trail just one block west of the Publix grocery store in Palm Beach (265 Sunset Ave.) The trail can be accessed at the end of any of the cul-de-sac streets in the area.

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