Favorite Local Walks

oceanblvd-beachdrive-signA1A Historical Beach Walk – The Delray Beach historical beach walk begins at the north end of Ocean Boulevard (A1A), near the intersection of George Bush Blvd and A1A. The walk takes you south on A1A, approximately one mile, ending near Causarina Blvd. Sidewalk and a walking path runs parallel to the beach on the east side of A1A. From the sidewalk, you can easily view the historical markers (as they are facing the sidewalk). This beach walk features several historical markers, landmarks, and seductive sitting benches all along the way. You’ll surely experience a delicious sea breeze coming off of the ocean all along the way.

 

lake-ida-bike-pathLake Ida West Park – Palm Beach County Park’s Lake Ida offers a two-mile walking path and beautiful lakeside beaches for boating & fishing. It also has a well-equipped and popular dog park – among the nicest in all of South Florida.

 

morikami-gardensMorikami Museum and Japanese Gardens – Stroll through the Roji-En Garden complex or visit the Museum to see exhibitions and collections of Japanese art and artifacts. The Stroll for Well-Being Therapeutic Garden Walking program provides a full year of unlimited visits to Morikami, for participants to immerse themselves in the natural beauty, peace and serenity of the gardens. The benefits of therapeutic garden walks for individuals suffering from stress, depression or mental exhaustion are research-supported and significant; participants report reduced feelings of sadness, hopelessness, fear and loneliness, and greater feelings of happiness and joy at the end of the program.

 

wakodahatchee-wetlandsWakodahatchee Wetlands – A three-quarter mile boardwalk winds through three of the Wakodahatchee Wetland’s ponds, allowing visitors the opportunity to read interpretive signs and learn about water purification, wetlands ecology, natural history, and the interdependence of people and their environment. The Wakodahatchee Wetlands have attracted an abundant variety of wildlife including turtles, frogs, alligators and birds. More than 140 different species of birds have been spotted at the site. These species thrive in the various wetland zones found at Wakodahatchee Wetlands.