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Pondhawk Natural Area

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A great walk/hike/adventure for an hour

We needed a hike after days at a beach resort, this place offers highly paved trail around slough... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2018
Storrs, Connecticut
One of my favorite natural areas to visit

I have been to so many natural areas lately looking for the right one for me and I have finally... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2018
Coconut Creek, Florida
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“paved trail”(2 reviews)
“spanish river”(6 reviews)
“library”(9 reviews)
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1501 NW Spanish River Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33431-4499
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

We needed a hike after days at a beach resort, this place offers highly paved trail around slough (2+ miles) , a nicely paved trail in the woods (0;8 miles) and 0.5 hikes on trail and is attached to longer trails on Spanish River. There...More

1  Thank kabumpous
Reviewed March 26, 2018

I have been to so many natural areas lately looking for the right one for me and I have finally found it! It's Pondhawk Natural Area. I just wish I lived closer. This area provides the size that I need to get a work out...More

1  Thank Arielfl
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

We did the yellow trail, cement all the way. Great for wheelchair. You can go off to red trail for rugged hike. So much wildlife (no gator) but the variety of landscape is enjoyable. Kids may enjoy running the path & finding iguanas.

Thank Smoopyy11863
Reviewed November 28, 2017

This place is easy to find, as it is next to the Spanish River Library. And the library provides ample parking. The entire walk/trail is either 5-6' wide concrete walkways or boardwalks. A significant portion of the trails are in shade due to the tropical...More

1  Thank Donald B
Reviewed November 13, 2017

Tucked behind the Spanish River Library off Spanish River Rd. lies this beautiful park. On any day, you will spot over a dozen different birds lounging around its large pond, from heron, egret, osprey, anhinga, ducks, geese, etc. The trail which circles the pond finds...More

Thank 993breth
Reviewed August 28, 2017

I have always loved going to this park to photograph the sunset. You get a clean horizon that is not spoiled by buildings or power lines or buildings. Plus, the walk back has typically been manageable for the time dusk lasts, and I have usually...More

Thank Saucygirl106
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

We live near there so my husband and I often walk around the 2 lakes which stretch from one side of Spanish River to the other. We walk,but many cycle or roller blade and as you pass by people, everyone is so friendly One lake...More

1  Thank Lassie6872
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Pondhawk Natural Area is a perfect spot to walk a comfortable distance around a pond and the natural habit that surrounds it. Reading the history of Pondhawk Natural Area on the bulletin Board at the entrance of of the walking trial gave me more insight...More

Thank tom K
Reviewed January 3, 2017

A beautiful nature walk is in store for you - next to the Boca Ration Library, off of Spanish River Blvd. Great time for this walk - Nov to March

1  Thank Daniel S
Reviewed August 27, 2016

I love being at pondhawk it is beutiful and relaxing there is a library right there so you can enjoy nature with a book in your hand. there is lots of wildlife at Pondhawk including rabbits, snakes, birds, and i once saw an armadillo! this...More

Thank 565danv
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January 13, 2018|
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Response from Donald B | Reviewed this property |
No. Page 2 of the Pondhawk Trail Guide specifically prohibits pets. If you Google Pondhawk you can find the whole Trail Guide which also prohibits smoking, alcoholic beverages, feeding the animals, hunting, fishing, and... More