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Address: 201 S Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33063-6783
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+1 954-357-5198
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This 247.1-acre Urban Wilderness Area is home to more than 200 species of...

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.

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Walked with friends who just moved to the area. Didn't know what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised. I love ferns, and certainly got my fill. The boardwalk is well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2015
Shubunkin1950
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Walked with friends who just moved to the area. Didn't know what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised. I love ferns, and certainly got my fill. The boardwalk is well maintained, and although it was a bit overcast, it didn't dampen my enthusiasm. I will plan to return again next time we are visiting our friends.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

I live 1 1/2 miles from Fern Forest and walk to the park every weekend. I make sure I use insect repellant which they do provide but I bring my own just in case. Being a woman I also walk with a small pocket knife and pepper spray as the trails are usually isolated but this is mostly for peace... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Great nature walk when you've had enough sun and want to take a break from the beach. This is a great place to take a walk in nature. Some nice spots for a picnic too.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

My wife and I have been walking for fitness lately and we like to find interesting places to walk. Fern Forest is a beautiful place with a good amount of walking trails. There is a nice boardwalk through a Cypress swamp and some surface trails including one that goes around a prairie. We saw all sorts of plants and birds... More 

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Beverly hills, fl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

As it was to cold to visit the beach this day as I attended on doing I searched for another outdoor activity. The Fern Forest Nature Park was close by and I decided to check it out. There is a boardwalk leading through the dense forest from the parking lot to the visitors center. The boardwalk continues through many areas... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

If, during your beach vacation, you want to experience a quiet and peaceful change of pace, try the Cypress trail here. The raised trail is easy and safe. Didn't see any critters though. Didn't try the natural trails either.

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Tonawanda, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

I was in town visiting my Mom who lives in Deerfield Beach. I enjoy hiking so found this park and made a day trip. Although I could not hike all the trails as some were too wet and I lacked the proper foot wear :( I still enjoyed this park tremendously. What a gem!

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Boca Raton, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

Although I have lived within 30 minutes of Fern Forest for many years, this was my first visit. Every Sunday there is a 1 PM tour. Every other Sunday they switch sections of the trails. We had Rick lead us, and he was very knowledgeable, and was great answering all our questions. At 2:30 we went on a shutterbug scavenger... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

What a pleasant surprise. An elevated boardwalk lets you walk through a Cypress swamp and observe without getting your feet wet. Very convenient for people who might have trouble walking on dirt paths. Additional paths take you through other habitats but our 60 minutes spent in this forest was more than satisfying. In early December, the place was mosquito free.... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014

"Fern Forest" was first introduced as a site for his wedding by Michael Shawhan.. He brought a local group of entertainers, preacher, bride, guests, food and drink. That was 25 years ago; I have been back many times, for plant sales mainly. This visit is merely to walk the paths I, look at the flora, the wild life. Their are... More 

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