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THINGS TO DO IN JUPITER – 5 Best Christmas gift spots

paddleboarding by the jupiter lighthouse with manatees

 

ONE WORLD — ZERO WASTE

Satisfy that sustainability person on your gift list with something from the Tequesta store that promotes a healthy lifestyle.

Organics foods, dishwashing liquid and laundry detergent. washable sponges, cloth bowl and plate covers, cloth snack and food storage bags, stainless steel food containers are all for sale at the Cypress Drive store. Customers bring their reusable bags to buy organic bulk foods such as beans, rice, pasta, olive and other oils, organic dried fruits, nuts, seeds, granola, vinegars, spices, herbs, teas and organic essential oils such as lavender and cloves.

Elena and Stephen Smith, both from the Jupiter area, opened One World after being shocked by all the trash they saw on their honeymoon trip to India.

“You are taking care of the world, which is a place that you are living, so you are taking care of your own home.”

one world zero waste

 

LOGGERHEAD MARINELIFE CENTER

Got a sea turtle lover on your gift list?

LMC is the place.

All purchases made in LMC’s gift store directly benefit the rehabilitation and research of endangered and threatened sea turtles. Dollars also promote ocean conservation.

LMC’s gift store offers sustainable, locally made, and handcrafted arts, crafts and clothing.

Each year, LMC supporters help rehabilitate more than 100 sea turtle patients and 1,000 hatchlings.

Starting at $40, you can adopt an injured sea turtle. Your contribution provides the food, medication, hospital care and tank maintenance critical to its health.

turtle lover

 

FLORIDA TRAIL ASSOCIATION

For hikers on your gift list, try an annual membership to FTA. Besides organizing local and statewide paddling and hiking adventures, they build, maintain, and protect the Florida trail system.

Trails aren’t just for hikers. Bicycles and horses are allowed on many trails, such as those in Riverbend Park in Jupiter.

FTA’s regular volunteer activities are a great way to meet new friends and help out the local environment.

Individual annual memberships start at $35. Family annual memberships start at $50.

Check out the FTA online gift shop for hiking maps, clothing, sustainable equipment, and hiking information publications.

Florida Trail association

 

CLUB SCRUB

Mountain bikers can meet lots of peddling pals when you buy them a membership to Club Scrub.

Members have chipped in their time and elbow grease to build more than 10 miles of trail that run through the scrub and over ancient sand dunes at Jonathan Dickinson State Park. From flowing trails to difficult climbs and jumps, there is sure to be something for everyone, beginner to advance. Members hold regular biking events at the park.

Family and individual memberships start at $40 annually.

Check out Club Scrub’s 10 Commandments to Trail Etiquette.

club scrub

 

JUPITER OUTDOOR CENTER

Kayaking, bicycling, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding – the wilderness adventurer on your list will be thrilled to get a gift certificate from Jupiter Outdoor Center.

Float your way on the sparkling clear waters around the Jupiter Inlet. Wide-winged blue herons, graceful sea turtles and maybe a meandering manatee could be your companions as you cruise past the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and under Cato’s Bridge.

JOC also offers guided tours, bicycle and paddle tours, moonlight tours and more on the Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River.

Guided tours, full moon tours, mangrove tours – just ask.

All are available at JOC.

JOC is open 365 days a year at Riverbend Park.

 

CALL THE LOCAL LEADER IN OUTDOOR ADVENTURE – JUPITER OUTDOOR CENTER AT 561-747-0063 or go to jupiteroutdoorcenter.com

 

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Contact the local leader in Outdoor Adventure — Call 561-747-0063 or go to Jupiter Outdoor Center at jupiteroutdoorcenter.com

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