• Birding at Pine Glades Natural Area

  • Cycling on Bluegill Trail

  • Fishing in Lake Worth Lagoon

  • Hiking in Cypress Creek Natural Area

  • Horseback Riding to Riverbend Park

  • Paddling in Lake Worth Lagoon

  • Photography at Winding Waters Natural Area

  • Snorkel and Diving at Phil Foster Snorkel Trail

  • A Day at the Beach


Eco-treasure exploration

While protecting and preserving Palm Beach County's ecological treasures, ERM's hard work also provides a place & space to be active OUTDOORS!


​Walk in the Woods

ERM maintains over 53 miles of hiking trails meander through 31,000 acres of natural areas from Jupiter to Boca Raton that can suit all visitors regardless of ability or skill. Trails are relatively flat, vary in length and are either paved or sandy making it easy to walk, jog, and even run. Click on a link below for locations and more details.

Natural Areas

​Sun, Sand, & Surf

ERM maintains 16 miles of public beaches that erode away due to natural sand movement and from storm related events so that we all have a place to go to bask in the sun, play in the sand, or swim in the surf.

County Beaches 

Go Fish!

ERM restores aquatic habitats that enhance fishing for saltwater and freshwater anglers. From deep sea fishing while moored near an artificial, to getting a bite from the brackish waters in Lake Worth Lagoon, to bass fishing along the shore of a freshwater Chain of Lakes.  Follow these links for places to visit that makes it easy to cast your rod and reel in your catch!  

 Deep Sea Fishing

Lake Worth Lagoon


Freshwater Chain of Lakes


Natural Areas 


Florida requires a license to fish, visit Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission for more information.

​Watch the Birds

ERM protects the habitat of over 220 species of resident and migratory birds. Many of these sites ** are part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail​ that stretches 2,000 miles from Key West to Gulf Islands National Seashore. 

​​Lake Worth Lagoon

  • Snook Islands, Lake Worth American Oystercatchers nest here annually

Natural Areas

​​Paddle a Waterway

ERM projects enhance blueways​ through Lake Worth Lagoon's mangrove forests, salt marshes, & mud flats, AND through open freshwater lakes, winding marshes, and cypress swamps in natural areas. Visit one of these access points where you can bring your water craft, park near a launch site to explore!    

Lake Worth Lagoon 


​​​​​​Natural Areas