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Saw Palmetto Natural Area
Broward County
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saw palmetto natural area
saw palmetto natural area
saw palmetto natural area

4856 NW 71st Place
Coconut Creek


This is one of the newest natural areas is in the region. So new, planted areas adjacent to the parking lot have yet to grow out. So new, Google doesn't have it mapped yet.

Saw Palmetto Natural Area is intended to be the hub of three small preserves along Hillsboro Boulevard between Lyons Road and U.S. 441 in Broward County. It is about 14 acres of mostly pinewoods. Nearby is the Helene Klein Pineland Preserve and the West Creek Pineland Natural Area, all part of the Coconut Creek Greenway. Not far to the northwest is the Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area.

The hiking trail is poured concrete, with a boardwalk leading to a covered sitting area. The trail is short, looping through the area, and marked with interpretive signs. Slash pines tower over the property and an understory that includes saw palmetto, beautyberry and gallberry. We spotted cat birds, warblers, morning doves and mockingbirds during our visit.

As we noted above, Saw Palmetto is not on the map yet, so we used Helene Klein as our landmark for the map below. To get there, take Lyons Road to 71st Place and head west a few blocks. The parking lot is on the south side. Helene Klein is just to the east and a short walk away.

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