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Things To Do in Jupiter – 5 Fab Outdoor Photo Stops

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Things To Do in Jupiter


AAAH….The Air Conditioned Part of A1A!

Cycle parked under a tree

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 a reservation, click here.

Banyan trees are native to India. The first one was planted in Florida in Fort Myers in 1925 by the inventor Thomas Edison.

With gangly branches and thick foliage, banyan trees can grow 100 feet tall.

On the west end, stop for a photo on the Bridge Road bridge above the mangrove-lined Intracoastal Waterway on your things to do in Jupiter journey.


Speaking of Mangroves…

a group of people riding skis on a body of water

Stop and smell the roses — sorry, mangroves — on your paddling tour of Jupiter Inlet waterways.

To reserve a Mangrove Mystery Tour, click here.

The lush, spindly-fingered trees are fun to explore as you paddle past the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, under Cato’s Bridge and along the Indian River.

Look at the underwater roots, and you’ll see juvenile snook, shrimp, crabs and other watery critters. Mangrove roots are where the little ones hide from predators while they grow up.

Manatees love to munch mangrove leaves. Sea turtles often stop by.

Look up in the branches and there’s egrets, spoonbills, limpkins, ibis and herons.

The colorful birds are looking to snag a meal in the waterways.

A great things to do in Jupiter adventure.


Plants, Plants, Plants…

Spanish Moss

Lush green tree with branches

Creepy, droopy and mysterious, paddling under Spanish moss is like hearing the scary music in a horror movie.
Also known as grey beard and tree hair, the springy greenish stuff loves hanging over the branches of the live oaks and bald cypress trees common along the Lox River.
Clumps of Spanish moss are hotels for biodiversity, a spooky Things To Do in Jupiter.
Insects, three species of bats, frogs, lizards, snakes and more live inside the stuff.
Birds like yellow-throated warblers and northern parulas make their nests during the spring and summer.
Cypress Knees
Cypress Knees
Cypress knees — what do they do all day?
Scientists are stumped.
Some calculate the knobby nubs that grow around the base of the trees serve as anchors to keep the tree in place. After all, take a look around the Lox. There’s many cypress trees 50 feet high and higher.
Collecting oxygen is the reason the the knees, say other scientists.
Nah, scoff more scientists. The knees give the root system access to air.
And why are they called knees?
Scientists think they got this one.
The real name for the gadgets is pneumatophores.
Knees, for short.
Water Lilly
Water lily found in dense forests
Sweet smelling and elegant, swamp lilies look like starbursts along the banks of the Lox.
The plants, which grow up to three feet tall, love the full sun and growing in wet soil.
While smelling and looking good is fine, it has its downside.
Insects like grasshoppers and flies love to snack on swamp lillies.
Take your time checking out these plants, one of the most educational Things To Do in Jupiter.
Birds, Birds, Birds…
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Fabulous Underwater Photos

a group of people swimming in a body of water


Photos Worth 150 steps…

Day and night photos from atop the historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse...this things to do in Jupiter adventure well worth the climb!

Mesmerising Scenic view

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