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Taking in a Bit of Nature in Boca

Posted by Gloria Singer on Thursday, July 25th, 2013 at 1:53pm.

Whether you take a trip to the Everglades or you spend time on a safari, there are plenty of natural attractions in and around Boca Raton. An airboat ride through some of the best natural areas in all of Florida, walking among rare plants and enjoying the wildlife are just a few of the things you can find here.

Top Natural Attractions

From tours to refuges and more, you can enjoy plenty of nature in Boca. Here are some of the top choices for nature lovers.

Angels Cypress Airboats

Found throughout The Palm Beaches, Cypress Airboats provide private tours in smaller boats. You can see the Florida Everglades up close with full day or two-hour packages.

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

This 143,874-acre refuge provides a home for many animals, such as alligators, nail kite and wood stork. Whether you want to walk along the nature trails or spend time on the 5.5 mile canoe trail, there’s' plenty to enjoy here. They even provide guided tours of the Marsh Trail, Cypress Swamp and evening canoe trips.

Daggerwing Nature Center

Found in Boca Raton off Park Access Road, the Daggerwing Nature Center provides two trails, plenty of seating and an observation tower. Guests can enjoy all the tropical plants and observe animal life, as well.

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

One of the best places for butterflies, the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center provides a butterfly garden, coastal hammock, a Chiki hut and saltwater tangs full of marine life. Enjoy all kinds of animals from sharks to sea turtles and more.

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

A unique look at Japan in Florida, this 16-acre park provides a beautiful bonsai display, plenty of Asian art, family activities, a museum store, an Asian cafe and hosts many Japanese festivals throughout the year. Come out for the gardens or any of the scheduled special events.

Gloria Singer is the Broker of Boca Expert Realty, a boutique Boca Raton real estate company with a focus on professional service and an unparalleled customer experience. Our select agents are amongst the top performing professionals in the field. Visit for information on Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach real estate and to connect with an expert in the local market. 

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