Things To Do in Jupiter – Meet Up for Adventure
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 on your own adventure.
Either way, you’re in for a fantastic time.
Let JUPITER OUTDOOR CENTER staff know when you want to leave on your adventure. We’ll meet you at the park with kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, life vests and paddles.
JOC will meet you when you return to retrieve the equipment.
Oh yes. Parking is free at Sawfish Bay.
JUPITER LIGHTHOUSE PARK — BICYCLE THROUGH JUPITER ISLAND
Lush landscaping, banyan trees creating a shady tunnel, cool ocean breezes – welcome to a peddling adventure through one of South Florida’s prettiest islands.
JUPITER OUTDOOR CENTER will meet you at parking lot at the lighthouse with the bicycles and helmets you need. Just head over the Intracoastal Waterway bridge, and head north on A1A.
The barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River, home to about 900 residents, is about 10 miles long.
- Hobe Sound Refuge: Beautiful beach.
- Bridge Road: Check out the incredible banyan tree tunnel over the Intracoastal Waterway.
- Restaurants on the western end of Bridge Road.
Figure about four hours for your round trip.
JOC will meet you back at the lighthouse parking lot.
Bicycle through miles of crushed-shell trails, paddle along the Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River and see raccoons, deer, owls and otters — all just a few minutes from Florida’s Turnpike.
JUPITER OUTDOOR CENTER is at the entrance of Riverbend Park.
We have bicycles – tall, small and three-wheels. We have helmets. We’ll even adjust the seat for you.
Kayaks? Yup. Single and tandem. We’ll give you a short lesson before you go.
Feel more comfortable in a canoe? We have them too.
Ask about our guided Pedal & Paddle tours.
BURT REYNOLDS PARK
Just a quick paddle from the park named after one of Palm Beach County’s famous residents is what we call Jupiter’s Jewel: Fullerton Island.
JUPITER OUTDOOR CENTER staff will meet you at the park with stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, paddles and safety equipment for your trip to that was made to cater to non-motorized craft only.
Once proposed for luxury properties, Fullerton Island was 12 acres of prime Jupiter real estate ready to be sold to the highest bidder.
But Jupiter and Palm Beach County bought the island, and turned it into a nature sanctuary.
Instead of condos, Fullerton Island now is the home of Florida manatees, rays, porpoise, snook, snapper, sheepshead, and mullet as well as birds like blue heron, ibis, owls and spoonbills.
The park named after one of Jupiter’s first families may be one of Palm Beach County’s smallest — 18 acres — but it’s one of the most popular.
Probably because the park on the Jupiter Inlet — surrounded by water on three sides — is so beautiful and there is so much to do.
JUPITER OUTDOOR CENTER staff will bring your watercraft or bicycles and you can have an adventure with your friends and family.
Ask about bicycle tours of the beautiful and historic Jupiter Inlet.
Our expert guides will tell you about shipwrecks of Spanish galleons, the short-lived Celestial Railroad, Jupuiter’s connection with Henry Flagler — who says Florida has no history?
You can launch your kayak or stand-up paddle board at the free site next to the historic DuBois Pioneer Home.
Check out the kiddie pool – protected by rock barriers and lifeguards.
There’s fishing on the jetty.
Grills for cooking.
Beaches for swimming.
And parking is free.