Peaceful Waters Sanctuary, Wellington

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  • Follow the signs past the ball fields. It would be easy to miss if you didn't know it was there. I always seem to see something interesting here, but at times it seems a little slow. This park has a l...  more »
  • Peaceful Waters was a great side trip for seeing and photographing birds and other wildlife when in Wellington for a horse event. The boardwalk path is an easy walk. Better signage for parking and fin...  more »
  • I found this peaceful area by accident, while attending a soccer match in a nearby sports complex. The wetlands park has 1,500 feet of elevated nature boardwalks and one mile of walking trails which I...  more »
  • I found out about this park from a Facebook bird group. I am well acquainted with Green Cay and Wakadohatchee Wetlands but I was intrigued when I saw pictures of Peaceful Waters Sanctuary which is located at the back of this park pop up in the group. Specifically I was interested in the pictures of the Roseate Spoonbills, a bird I love but who I rarely see in the wild. It was with that bird in mind that I headed out on a cold and windy late afternoon. I was checking out the manatees in West Palm Beach and on a whim since I was already north I decided to head on over. While cold weather is ideal for finding manatees it is not so great for spotting birds and alligators. The afternoon was quite cold and what few birds I saw were huddled together in the tall grass. It didn't matter, I still loved this place. Peaceful Waters is undeniably beautiful and somewhat secluded. The parking lot is located at a distance from the start of the boardwalk path and if you didn't know what was back there you might easily pass it up. You can travel along the boardwalk and at points leave it for paths on the grass that wind around the picture perfect waterways. Even though though I was shivering I still saw birds and can only imagine how great this place is on a more typical Florida temperate winter day. I can't wait to come back for another visit with some of my birding enthusiast friends.
  • Peaceful and beautiful. Very few people here, which I like. Saw a roseate spoonbill, a great blue heron, anhingas, blue-winged teals, little blue herons, tri-colored herons, and a great egret. There is a boardwalk and some unpaved walking trails. If you are looking for a quiet, leisurely stroll, then this is the place for you.
  • A hidden gem. Aptly named, there is hardly anyone ever here. Makes for a great stroll.
  • Lots of birds and a few river otters as well.
  • Peaceful and relaxing.

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