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South Florida is known for its award-winning parks and some of the state’s best kept secrets. The parks can be very impressive and spacious, some even have campgrounds and rivers.

The Sun-Sentintel wrote an article recently featuring some of the Best 7 County Parks in South Florida and Riverbend Park in Jupiter is on the list. The park is 665.62 acres and several improvements have recently been made to the park. The new improvements include an observation area, outdoor picnic pavilion, restrooms, new kayak launching stations, and a parking lot.

Riverbend Park is a popular park located on Indiantown Road near Jupiter Farms. Riverbend is becoming the latest recreational hotspot. The park has several rivers running through the park including the

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse sits on top of a grassy mount overlooking Jupiter and the Inlet. The red lighthouse has been a part of Jupiter’s culture since it began construction in 1853. Today the lighthouse is open 7 days a week and hosts a series of events throughout the week.

Here is a list of events happening at the lighthouse this January.

Lighthouse Sunset Tour: Wednesday, January 16th, January 23rd, and January 30th
Visitors can climb to the top of the lighthouse and take in the wonderful views while watching the light turn on to brighten the sky. You’ll also be able to tour the lighthouse watch room to see how everything works. The tour is approximately 75 minutes and costs $20 dollars per person and $15 dollars for Lighthouse members. The

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This weekend prepare yourself for the biggest boat show on Florida’s Treasure Coast. The 45th Annual 2019 Stuart Boat Show, presented by Infiniti returns starting tomorrow Friday, January 11th through Sunday, January 13th.

Come tour hundreds of boats and yachts ranging from fishing boats, pontoons, center consoles, cruisers, mega yachts and much more. All the boats present at the show are all available to tour unless otherwise specified. The yachts and boats range in size, brand, and length.

In addition to the boats, more than 200 exhibitors with the latest technology and gear in the boating industry and everything in between will be on sight as well as nautical activities, and family fun. Come learn everything about marine life, navigation on the

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting a Fishing 101 For Kids next Saturday, January 19th from 10 am to 1 pm.

The new program is part of their new Family Adventure Day series and will feature family activities, sea- inspired educational events and adventures about Florida’s history. The day will include a meet and greet with important characters in Jupiter’s history, learning how to fish, story-telling, arts and crafts, live demonstrations, and much more.

Activities for the day start at 10 am to 12 pm, at noon you’ll be able to take a lunch break and enjoy your own picnic lunch. All are welcomed to attend this family day at the Lighthouse and grounds but children planning on climbing up to the top of the Lighthouse must be at least 48”

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With ample opportunities to catch sportfish and have fun with the family, the Sailfish Club Of Florida’s 47th Gold Cup Invitational Fishing Tournament is a must for all South Florida anglers.

The schedule of events for this year’s tournament includes a buffet at the Gold Cup Welcome Dinner on Thursday, January 3rd and a Docktail Party by the Clubs docks with a dinner buffet and live music on Friday, January 4th. As always with The Sailfish Clubs Annual Fishing Tournament, there will be a Nantucket Raw Bar on Sunday, January 6th!

The tournament will conclude on Monday, January 7, with an Awards Dinner. Every year this Tournament makes for an exciting and spirit-filled week. All anglers and crews are encouraged to participate in all festivities. If

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King Mackerel or “Kingfish,” as they are commonly called, is one of South Florida’s greatest sport fish. While they aren’t great for eating (although you can eat them), Kingfish are a fun favorite of anglers looking for a challenge.

Kingfish are a migratory species of mackerel of the western Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. They are an important species to both the commercial and recreational fishing industries.

Habitat: Coastal to offshore waters. Often around piers. They may occasionally be found in deep water.

Biology

  • King mackerel grow fast, up to 5 ½ feet and 100 pounds.

  • They can live more than 20 years.

  • They are able to reproduce when they reach 2 years of age.

  • There are two distinct populations,

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Looking to get the kids outside and off the couch while they are off school for the holiday break? Well, the Jupiter Outdoor Center is here to help.

The dates for the 2018 Holiday Adventure Camp have been announced and spots are filling up fast. The camp will feature an array of outdoor activities, including kayaking, canoeing, biking, fishing, and environmental education. The camp is fully accredited through the American Camp Association.

Two different camps are being offered. One from December 26th through the 28th and again from December 31st through January 4th. Day and week-long rates are available along with half day and full day options. For more information on pricing and registration, visit the Jupiter Outdoor Center website

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is releasing Gavin the sea turtle back into the ocean this week. 

The large sub-adult loggerhead turtle was found in the intracoastal near Dubois Park in Jupiter with a hook attached to his skin near his front right flipper. The initial tests showed that the turtle suffered from starvation and anemia. The Marinelife staff administered vitamins, fluids and antibiotics to the injured sea turtle and nursed Gavin backed to health. The turtle will be fitted for a satellite transmitter to follow his movements after his release back into the ocean, along with other turtles that were previously release.

The release will be this Thursday, December 13th starting at 10:30 am with pre-release procedures. The release

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With 47 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches, access to the Intracoastal Waterway and Lake Worth Lagoon, Loxahatchee River, and Lake Okeechobee -there is 125 miles of waterways in the Palm Beaches. No matter what part of the county you find yourself in, it’s easy to find a boating experience that’s right for you, whether it’s on a quiet river or a busy inlet. Boat excursions come in all types and sizes -- some have a captain, while others are do-it-yourself. Here are a few of the best boat tours and experiences in South Florida.

Lacuna Tours

If you want to leave the piloting to someone else, but still have the privacy of a customized cruise, then Lacuna Tours can help. Just climb on board the hurricane deck boat that seats eight passengers and you will

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Jupiter, FL is a great place for commercial fishermen and hobbyists alike to cast their reels. In Jupiter, the rule of thumb is: if there’s water, there’s probably something to catch. So, if there are no signs that prohibit the activity, let your hook loose and catch yourself some fish! Here are some popular sports fish that you can try and catch while fishing in Jupiter.

Sailfish

These are powerful predators that are also amongst the fastest in the sea. They have an incredible swimming speed and can achieve as much as 68 mph. People love them because they have a jumping power. Often, individuals go to watch them jump in water almost like dolphins. If you are doing it for fun, this is one that will get your heart racing and your adrenaline pumping.

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