Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Walk along the many trails and other open spaces along the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton Beach, FL. With nearly 150,000 acres of land, this refuge is the northern end of the Everglades wetlands. This refuge is operated by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and is regulated to ensure that food and water supplies are available to the wildlife in the area. Look around the area for pumps and levees that were built by the Army Corps of Engineers.
Look for the American alligators that call the refuge home. They can be found around many shallow bodies of water.
See the snail kite as it flies along the refuge here in Boynton Beach, Florida. The bird is noted for its distinct black or brown coat and pointed beak. The snail kite is just one of nearly 200 bird species that can be found here. It is a key stop on the Great Florida Birding Trail, a long trail where various protected bird habitats around Florida are located.
Rent a canoe to paddle down the small river inside the refuge. Take a walk on one of the extensive hiking paths in this part of the City of Boynton Beach.