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ECOTOURISM AT ITS BEST WITH JUPITER OUTDOOR CENTER 

2/21/2023 Hiking (Photo/Bill DiPaolo) Wildlife, beauty, history and adventure await visitors at Riverbend Park. Walk along the miles of hiking trails along the Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River, visit the Farmstead, and picnic in the shade under a Seminole chickee. Sign up here for a Pedal & Paddle Jupiter cruises tour. It’s a wetland wonderland at…

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February 21, 2023

CUSTOMER QUOTES ABOUT JUPITER OUTDOOR CENTER ADVENTURES

22/20/2023 “Look at all the fish!” (PHOTOS/BILL DIPAOLO) That’s a recent revelation from one of our guests on a JUPITER OUTDOOR CENTER paddling tour, floating through the close-packed, sturdy mangroves north of Cato’s Bridge, Your canoeing in Jupiter tour begins into the clear waters of Sawfish Bay. Paddling toward the historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, your…

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February 20, 2023

STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING – 5 FAB SNORKELING SPOTS

2/19/2023 Cato’s Bridge  In the shadow of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is this small drawbridge that links Jupiter and Jupiter Inlet Colony. JUPITER OUTDOOR CENTER will meet you and your group at nearby Sawfish Bay with kayaks, canoes or stand-up paddle boards. You can hire one of JOC’s expert guides to lead…

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February 19, 2023

5 BICYCLE PATHS TO CONNECT WITH NATURE

2/18/2023 From the sun-drenched bicycling paths along the glittering Atlantic Ocean to meandering shell trails shaded by towering banyan trees, pedaling in the Jupiter area is fantastic for beginners and pedaling veterans. will help you set up a tour for you and your group. You can explore Riverbend Park. Or we’ll bring bicycles to your…

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February 18, 2023

5 WILDLIFE CRITTERS TO LOOK FOR AT RIVERBEND PARK

2/17/2023 Manatees — Who Says They are Slow? OK, that egg-shaped head, floppy fins and wide tail doesn’t make manatees built for warp drive. But these mammals can hit it — up to 20 MPH in a burst. Look for them along the ice-clear Jupiter Inlet Waterways and along the Loxahatchee River. To sign up…

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February 17, 2023

TRAPPER NELSON – THE MAN, THE MYTH

2/16/2023 Explorer (Photo/Narratively.com) Born in 1908 in New Jersey and a former resident of Mexico and Texas, the muscular outdoorsman known as “Tarzan of the Loxahatchee” set up a homestead in the then almost-unreachable Loxahatchee River that runs through Riverbend Park in the 1930s. Check out more photos of Trapper by clicking here. Entrepreneur (Photo/Jonathan Dickinson…

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February 16, 2023

ST. LUCIE INLET TOUR – PRISTINE PARADISE

2/15/2023 Boats only (Photos/Bill & Carolyn DiPaolo)Accessible only by boat, St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park is a dream come true for those seeking out the natural Florida.JUPITER OUTDOOR CENTER  guides will take you on an hourlong boat ride from Jupiter Inlet waterways on the pristine Intracoastal Waterway to the Preserve on the northern tip…

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February 15, 2023

JUPITER ISLAND BICYCLE TOUR

2/14/2023 (Photos/Bill DiPaolo) Towering banyan trees, beaches overlooking turquoise waters, cool breezes, lush landscaping  — a bicycle ride on A1A through Jupiter Island is a fantastic adventure on the 10-mile-long barrier island of about 950 residents. JUPITER OUTDOOR CENTER will deliver your bicycles to nearby Sawfish Bay Park or other nearby location. Tandem, single, wide-tired, JOC…

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February 14, 2023

MANGROVES! MANGROVES! MANGROVES!

What is a mangrove? (Photos/Bill DiPaolo) Fingerlike, spooky, tough and loved by wildlife, mangroves are salt-tolerant plants that hug the shore along Jupiter Inlet waterways. You’ve likely seen their seedlings, greenish sticklings bobbing in the waves. They float horizontally for a month or so after dropping from the tree. The tip then drops downward so…

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February 12, 2023

RIVERBEND PARK – PLEASE DON’T FEED THE ALLIGATORS

8/11/2022 Riverbend Park – Things To Do in Jupiter Watching alligators — from a distance — is a highlight when you take a canoe or kayak paddling tour on the Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River at Riverbend Park with JUPITER OUTDOOR CENTER. BE CAREFUL!!!! Don’t touch them. Don’t toss food to the ‘gator, no matter…

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August 11, 2022