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 – and experience one of the top Things To Do in Jupiter.
One of our favorite bicycle rides is from Love street, north across the Alternate A1A bridge and along A1A to Hobe Sound.
The 11-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 Things To Do in Jupiter 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.
The Jupiter Hammerheads play the Clearwater Threshers on May 28. The next day, the two teams play again.
(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.)
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Stargazing tours and more are among the wide range of recreational activities on its 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.