Switch up your workout routine in a natural environment that is free from traffic noise. There is an urban trail hidden in Dania Beach that will make you forget you are even in the city. Secret Woods Nature Center is a recreational park with emphasis on natural trails.
The 56-acres urban wilderness is free to visit and has a serene boardwalk that will lead you to a giant butterfly garden. If you are looking for a peaceful stroll not too far from the city, this place will bring you the relaxation you need.
The park is very accessible and it's easy to walk around the natural trails. You will encounter some wildlife and lots of birds along your path.
You can take the circular path through the wooded area or the path along the New River. The wooded path is shaded, quiet, and peaceful, making it perfect for a walk through nature. The river walk is on a wooded boardwalk that also provides enough shade and has an area suspended over the New River. Both paths will definitely bring anyone who walks down them a very peaceful time.
The area provides a little bit of seaside with a beautiful mountain-y feel. Don't be surprised if you stumble upon a wedding ceremony, since the gorgeous spot is a great location to tie the knot! The park features an amphitheater, butterfly garden, public art, and an exhibit hall.
If you want to do something different this summer and become a tourist in your own city, check out their event schedule here.
The park is well mantained and it has and special areas with air conditioned buildings. You will feel at peace and comfortable even in the wild.
Secret Woods Nature Center is located at 2701 W State Road 84 Dania Beach, FL 33312.