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Fern Forest Nature Center

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Serenity, beautiful sounds and scenery of the wilderness forest that brought calmness to my soul... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Edwin H
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Happened to take the family on a Sunday afternoon and was surprised to find these 5 guys playing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 via mobile

Serenity, beautiful sounds and scenery of the wilderness forest that brought calmness to my soul bringing me to a complete halt from the high stress environment, is how I can describe my visit to FFNC. I highly recommend you to visit. A female staff (sorry...More

Thank Edwin H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is very secluded. Club house is very nice. But I would only do a lunch activity. Is very dark after sun down.gg

Thank Gitana1973926
Reviewed 1 week ago

Happened to take the family on a Sunday afternoon and was surprised to find these 5 guys playing bluegrass at the main pavilion for over 200 folks clapping and stomping their feet. Proved to be a wonderful day,,,\\\...kids loved it also. Check it out...lots of...More

Thank LovinFernbluegrass
Reviewed 3 weeks 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

2  Thank David W
Reviewed 3 weeks 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.

1  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

1  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.

1  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

1  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
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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.