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Memorial Day Events: Riverbend Park & Loxahatchee Kayaking


Americans honor those who died in the service of their country of Memorial Day. Known unofficially as the first day summer, Memorial Day weekend is also a special time for families to enjoy the outdoors


a group of people riding on the back of a boat in the water

(Photos/Video: Bill DiPaolo)

Floating under the shade of glistening green cypress trees, listening to the music of tropical birds, smelling sweet water lillies — it’s only a few paddles away while you are Loxahatchee kayaking.
Rent a canoe, kayak or bicycle and spend a few hours nurturing with nature in Riverbend Park.
Make your reservation now with Jupiter Outdoor Center.
a bicycle parked in front of a building
Leave your car at home and check out the sights on a bicycle — you’ll get a whole different view of scenic A1A and Jupiter Island.
One of our favorite bicycle rides is from Love street, north across the Alternate A1A bridge and along A1A to Hobe Sound.
Sign up for a tour here.
The 10-mile ride brings you past drop-dead gorgeous homes with vegetation that looks like the landscaper used tweezers for upkeep. Some of the about 300 houses have names like  “Paradise Found” and “Tranquility” written on the mailboxes.
When you get to Hobe Sound Martin County Beach Park, you’re in for a treat: Here comes the air-conditioned part of the ride.
Luscious and overgrown and cool, dozens of thick banyan trees lean over and link arms to shade Bridge Road as it heads west. Cross over the Intracoastal Waterway, and there’s several great restaurants on the left hand side.
Taste Casual Dining is our favorite eating spot. (The crab cakes are AMAZING!)

a boat docked at a dock

Waiting on a table at Charley and Joe’s?

Stroll on down the dock and join Love Street Outdoor Center on a relaxed 30-minute dinner cruise through the Jupiter Inlet, under Cato’s Bridge, alongside the historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and past lush mangrove islands.

You’ll coast up the Intracoastal Waterway, Indian River, or Fullerton Island. Watch manatees, turtles, osprey and other wildlife pass by.

Experience the sunset while Loxahatchee kayaking, one of the kayaking Loxahatchee tours.

30 minutes not enough? Ask about our one-hour tours. Bring friends and family on a one-hour private tour.

Call or book online now by clicking here.



Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, with 7,000 seats, is a fun way to catch a game.
There’s nothing like a hot dog, baseball and a beverage to make a great Memorial Day with the family.
Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, with 7,000 seats, is a fun way to catch a game and not have to drive a long way.
The Jupiter Hammerheads play the Clearwater Threshers on May 28 at 6 p.m.
(Don’t you just love minor league team names? There’s the Daytona Tortugas. Lakeland Flying Tigers. Bradenton Marauders. And — our favorite — the Mighty Mussels from Ft. Myers.)

a body of water surrounded by trees

Hiking, kayaking Loxahatchee, camping and stargazing are among the wide range of recreational activities on the more than 20,000 acres at the Dupuis Nature Center.

A variety of natural environments, including pine forests, marshes, and cypress swamps are at the community-based education center that targets nearly every segment of the local population with hands-on, interactive, and educational programs as one of the Things To Do in Jupiter.

There are 22 miles of hiking trails, including a segment of the Ocean to Lake Trail, and an equestrian campground with access to 40 miles of horseback riding trails. butterfly garden. Other activities include fishing from the partially covered pier, hiking along the Cypress boardwalk, picnicking and family camping.

Read JOC’s blog: Things To Do in Jupiter.

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