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St. Lucie Inlet Preserve

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

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

Coming Soon: Kayaking, biking & more to Halpatiokee Park

Outdoor family fun is coming to Halpatiokee Regional Park in Stuart. (photos/video by Bill DiPaolo) Hiking, biking, paddling, wildlife and more will all be part of the adventure when Lost Tree Outdoor Center opens soon at the 65-acre park located on the South Fork of the St. Lucie River. Expert guides trained in safety procedures…

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February 15, 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

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

LOXAHATCHEE KAYAKING – GET YOUR STUDENT OUT THERE BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS!

Loxahatchee Kayaking 8/4/2020 Aug. 10 is the first day back to school, so get out there and enjoy a bicycle, boating or paddling adventure with your student before they hit the books. JUPITER OUTDOOR CENTER offers pedaling and paddling adventures at Riverbend Park. And we are open 365 days a year. Online reservations are recommended….

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August 3, 2022

THINGS TO DO IN JUPITER — KAYAK & ECO-TOURISM

7/21/2022 Things To Do in Jupiter Kayaking, bicycling, diving, exploring history, tropical birds, manatees and sea turtles — here’s a fun bucket list of eco-tourism things to do in Jupiter adventures.   SNORKELING At Cato’s Bridge — a favorite snorkeling spot for locals  — spotting manatees, stingrays, seahorse families, and schools of squid, snook and…

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July 19, 2022

Canoeing in Jupiter – “Customer Quotes”

7/14/2022 Canoeing in Jupiter “LOOK AT ALL THE LITTLE FISH IN THERE!” 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…

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July 14, 2022