Royal Palm Beach
Scenic parks and protected lands create a pleasing place to see nature.
The Palm Beaches are a vast place, with tremendous landscapes and natural beauty. As you travel west out to the Florida Everglades, Royal Palm Beach is a fine place to start exploring stunning scenery.
Native Florida ecosystems compose the protected splendor of The Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area. Those systems – mesic and wet flatwoods, hydric hammock, wet prairie, depression marsh, and dome swamp – intertwine in nearly 800 acres. And without a doubt, you have Florida wildlife throughout the Natural Area: eastern tiger swallowtail, red-banded leafhopper, little grass frog, striped mud turtle, Mississippi green watersnake, white ibis, red-tailed hawk, great blue heron, and cotton mouse. Everything is easy to see via the trail system, boardwalk, and observation platform.
There are close to 350 more acres of parks and green space to experience. Some of those greens are of the sporting kind and found on two local golf courses. Along with the greens, the color blue is well-represented – as in blue waterways, with 29 miles in all.