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Things To Do in Jupiter – CELEBRATE SUMMERTIME!!!

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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, deer, turkeys and other wildlife at Riverbend Park. JUPITER OUTDOOR CENTER rents bicycles and watercraft 365 days a year. JOC opens at 9 a.m.

Online reservations a couple days ahead of your things to do in Jupiter tour are recommended.  Click here.

 

KAYAK

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The Wild & Scenic Loxahatchee River, surrounded by sky-scraping cyress trees, birds and wildlife, is summer’s great escape.

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 are regular summer visitors.

Sign up here for a Riverbend Park Twilight/Sunset tour.

That hoot you hear might be an owl. That splash, an otter swimming by. And relax when you hear a high-pitched screech – it’s likely from a male limpkin. Their long tracheas allow them to make that amazing noise when they are breeding or seeking a mate.

That sweet smell is the aroma of elegant swamp lilies. Sprouting on the banks of the Lox, they  look like white starbursts.

The plants, which grow up to three feet tall, love full sun. While smelling and looking good is fine, it has its downside. Insects like grasshoppers and flies love to snack on swamp lillies.
PEDAL

Shade — so welcome in the summer heat – is abundant while riding a bicycle through the miles of meandering, wide shell-rock trails in Riverbend Park. Tall palm and oak trees provide a cool umbrellas for much of your ride. There’s several cool chickee huts for rest stops. And don’t worry about getting lost. The chicken huts have easy-to-read maps, showing exactly where you are and how to get to your next stop or exit the trail.

Take your time pedaling and enjoy the delicate swamp lilies, towering cypress trees, colorful butterflies and and flying turkeys along the Loxahatchee River on your things to do in Jupiter tour.

Take a trip on your own or sign up for one of JOC’s Pedal & Paddle Tours.

 

STAND-UP PADDLE BOARD

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Here’s a great morning summer getaway:

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 you on a tour or paddle out on your own to the bridge, about a half-hour lovely paddle away.

JOC will meet you back at Sawfish Bay after your paddling things to do in Jupiter adventure.

For experienced snorkelers and divers only, Cato’s Bridge is a steep-dropping, fast-moving waterway with lobsters, stone crab, angel fish, tropicals, groupers, hog snapper, shrimp, crabs, rays, turtles, octopus and squid. Listen closely for parrotfish munching on the coral. Keep your eye out for the invasive lion fish, fluttering like butterflies.

 

BOAT CRUISE

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Cool summer nights are the time to board the 27-foot PonTiki for a boat tour on Jupiter Inlet’s pristine waterways. Visitors to Charlie and Joe’s at Love Street, operated by NFL icon Joe Namath and his pal Charlie Modica in the beautiful Jupiter Inlet Village, enjoy the cruises for a watery appetizer of after-dinner sojourn.

The cruise operated by Love Street Outdoor Center goes around the historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and along mangroves that are nurseries for snapper, crabs and other tropical fish. Keep your eyes peeled for sea turtles, manatees and tropical birds like blue herons and pelicans.

Feel free to bring a snack or beverage aboard your things to do in Jupiter tour, which takes 30 minutes or 60 minutes, whichever you prefer.

Want a private tour for you and your party? No problem. Just ask the boat captain and she or he will do their best to make it happen.

To make a reservation for a boat cruise, click here.

 

PADDLE & PICK UP!

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Cool off on a summer afternoon with a free hour-long kayak adventure along the Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River when you agree to pick up trash on your paddle.

Make your reservation now at JUPITER OUTDOOR CENTER  clicking  here for the adventure on Wednesdays between 9 a.m. and noon.

Not only do you get to see the beauty of Riverbend Park, but you are contributing to keeping the area pristine for everybody else on this things to do in Jupiter adventure.

Local Kids Help Clean up the Lox: Read all about it.

 

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For more THINGS TO DO IN JUPITER, check out our blog here.

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Jupiter Outdoor Center’s all new summer program offers a variety of camps all included in a week! It’s your one-stop camp for adventure and EXTRAORDINARY nature experience for the youth in our community.  Weekly sessions include surf lessons, kayaking, paddleboarding, biking, hiking, snorkeling, plant identification, survivalist skills, marine biology, art, music, yoga, sports, environmental impact awareness, earth clean ups, herbalism 101, animal encounters…and most importantly…skills and memories to last a lifetime!