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Outdoor paddling and biking activities on Loxahatchee and Jupiter Inlet waterways.

JUPITER CRUISES — ECO-TOURISM AT ITS BEST

7/1/2022 Jupiter Cruises Kayaking, bicycling, sight-seeing, diving, history and visiting manatees and sea turtles — here’s a fun bucket list of eco-tourism Jupiter cruises adventures. HIKING Wildness, 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…

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June 30, 2022

Things To Do in Jupiter – CELEBRATE SUMMERTIME!!!

6/23/2022 Things to do in Jupiter SUMMER IS OUR GREAT ESCAPE While we certainly miss them, the tourists that have gone back home. With summer’s return on June 21, we have the waterways, roads and other outdoor attractions to ourselves. So let’s get out there and enjoy! HINT: Early mornings are best to see otters,…

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June 23, 2022

Riverbend Park — Wildlife Paradise in Jupiter

3/23/2022 RIVERBEND PARK – Look, Listen & Smell the Wildlife   Paddling down or bicycling along the Wild & Scenic Loxahatchee River, you’re likely to see scampering raccoons, yellow-bellied turtles basking in the sun and great blue herons prancing in the shallows as they seek out a meal in Riverbend Park. Sign up here for…

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March 23, 2022

Things To Do in Jupiter – Meet Up for Adventure

2/8/22 Things To Do in Jupiter SAWFISH BAY PARK – PADDLE TO TURTLE COVE The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is straight ahead when you shove off in a kayak or stand-up paddle board from this mangrove-surrounded public park. JOC expert guides can help you spot manatees, sea turtles, birds and tropical fish. Or you can paddle out…

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February 8, 2022

THINGS TO DO IN JUPITER – 5 Wildlife Critters to Look For

2/3/22 Things To Do in Jupiter Woodpeckers, owls, spoonbills, red-tailed hawks, ibis, great blue herons – Loxahatchee River is their home. Take a Pedal and Paddle tour with JUPITER OUTDOOR CENTER and your guide will show you places like Cowpen Lake where they gather and feed. To make a reservation, click here. A great things…

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February 3, 2022

Things To Do in Jupiter – 5 Fab Outdoor Photo Stops

1/26/22 Things To Do in Jupiter   AAAH….The Air Conditioned Part of A1A! Wide, tall and shady, the “tunnel of trees” lining Bridge Road bring welcome relief to bike riders on a warm day. Take a guided bicycle tour with JUPITER OUTDOOR CENTER and see the sights along A1A on beautiful Jupiter Island. To make…

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January 26, 2022

Things To Do in Jupiter: Mangroves! Mangroves! Mangroves!

1/20/22 Things To Do in Jupiter 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….

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January 20, 2022

Things To Do in Jupiter – County Leaders Take JOC Tour

1/14/22 Things To Do in Jupiter SADDLE UP! Wildlife, history, botany and just plain fun were all part of Thursday’s bicycle tour through the shady, windy trails of Riverbend Park with about 30 high school juniors from Leadership Palm Beach County. The students are recommended to the program by their schools. Each month, they spend…

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January 14, 2022

Things To Do in Jupiter – Outdoors at Riverbend Park

1/7/22 Things To Do in Jupiter Wildlife is Everywhere     Mornings – when the Loxahatchee River is smooth like glass and the air is cool — is the best time to check out all the animals in Riverbend Park. Otters, deer, turtles, great blue herons, alligators, owls are all around. Bring your binoculars. Or…

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January 7, 2022

Things To Do in Jupiter – Outdoor New Year’s Events

12/31/21 Things To Do in Jupiter Catch The Sunrise (Photos/Bill DiPaolo) Head down to the beach, park your bicycle or vehicle along A1A, paddle out a kayak or stand-up paddle board, go out in your backyard — 7:08 a.m. Saturday is the moment the sun rises to start the New Year – a great things…

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December 31, 2021