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Jupiter's Riverwalk: A Paved Public Waterfront Trail

Posted by Lacey Hagler on Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 4:53pm.

To ensure that booming private development in Jupiter, Florida, wouldn’t eliminate public waterfront access, the Riverwalk was born. In 1998 the town of Jupiter adopted a plan and design for what would eventually become the Jupiter Riverwalk. The vision was to create an active livable waterfront with plenty of public access, and in in 2001 construction began on the very first sections of the Riverwalk. Today a full 2 1/5 miles of Riverwalk is open to the public. It meanders through natural, residential and business areas, and entertainment districts.

Following the bike and walking path from Jupiter’s beautiful Atlantic beaches along Ocean Way, you’ll find yourself at the southern edge of Jupiter’s Riverwalk. The first section runs parallel to the beautiful Jupiter Ridge Natural Area, one of Florida’s best examples of coastal scrub habitat and home to many endangered wildlife species. At the education kiosks along the way, visitors can learn about the wildlife and habitat in the area. Meandering north along the pathway leads you to Mangrove Bay, a quiet tropical community bordered by mangroves rich with marine wildlife.

In 2010 the next section of the Riverwalk constructed connected Mangrove Bay to the lagoon bridge. The pedestrian and bicycle bridge crosses a gorgeous and tranquil lagoon affording walkers and cyclists views of the intracoastal and lagoon to the east. You’ll often find snook, stingrays, mangrove crabs, and an occasional manatee enjoying the serene waters. The 760 feet long lagoon bridge brings you to the entrance of the Jupiter Yacht Club where the Riverwalk wraps around alongside private and public boat slips and waterside dining like Dive Bar.

Following the Riverwalk northward is the events plaza nestled under the Indiantown bridge which is home to many community events and fishing tournaments. Just beyond the events plaza is Harborside, an upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment venue overlooking the intracoastal waterway.

The Jupiter Riverwalk makes the beautiful Jupiter waterfront accessible for all to enjoy. Whether you prefer entertainment, festivals, quiet natural areas, or leisurely strolls, Jupiter’s Riverwalk along the beautiful waterfront has something for you to enjoy.

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