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Living in Jupiter means a life on the water. The beach town has miles of prime waterfront property. You may, however, be a Jupiter resident who doesn’t live on the water but who still enjoys boating. In that case, here are a couple of places where you can launch your boat.

Waterway Park

Where: 3630 Indiantown Road Jupiter, Florida 33477

Waterway Park is a convenient location to quickly and easily launch your boat. The hours of this park are from sunrise to sunset. Some of the amenities that you can enjoy when utilizing Waterway Park include: 3 boat launching ramps which are free to the public but a boat trailer parking permit is required and they can be purchased for $10 on site. A kayak and canoe launching site, clean and private restrooms,

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There is a lot to do in the Palm Beaches for residents of all ages. With Summer coming up fast, and your kids about to start spending more time at home, here are a few local activities that your teen might enjoy in Palm Beach County.

Silverball Arcade

While your teen is likely an expert when it comes to online video games, they’ll find the Silverball Museum in Delray Beach alluring and unique. Filled with pinball machines dating back to the 1930’s, blinking lights, upbeat music, and the sweet ding-ding-ding of points being earned, it’s an experience for multi-generations. A single-entry pass is all that’s required, for unlimited play. 1980’s video arcade games such as Nintendo and Atari are also available for play, while food is available on the

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Summer is here, and that means finding fun things for your kids to do during the day. Thankfully, if you live in the Palm Beaches, there are a lot of options. Here are a few that you and your kid might enjoy.

Jupiter Lighthouse

The iconic Jupiter Lighthouse is one of the most recognizable attractions in Jupiter. It has stood as a symbol of the town since 1860. Climbing the Jupiter Lighthouse is something most locals have done at least once if not a number of times in their lives. It is a perfect adventure for the kids as well! The Lighthouse offers fun kids programs and tours just for kids. http://www.jupiterlighthouse.org

Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf

Another great idea for a kid’s night (or day) out on the town is mini golf and there

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Okeeheelee Park, which is just west of Palm Beach, is a natural preserve which has miles and miles of biking, running and hiking trails spanning across 90 acres of woods and wetlands.

Okeeheelee is the perfect park for getting active, for relaxing or for just hanging out and enjoying the wonderful South Florida weather. The quiet parklands are home to many species of indigenous wildlife, flora, birds and butterflies.  Furry friends on leases are permitted at Okeeheelee Park.  They have a dog park, as well as an equestrian center.  In addition to the paths at Okeeheelee Park, find boat ramps, baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, a playground, a nature center and a golf course. The multifaceted park offers free parking, restrooms and picnic

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With more than 7,700 lakes, 10,550 miles of rivers and 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline it should come as no surprise that Florida is famous for its fishing. Here are some of the most impressive sport fish you can catch in the Sunshine state.

Sailfish

Florida’s official state saltwater fish, this tackle buster inhabits tropical and subtropical waters. Sailfish usually travel alone or in small groups. The outstanding feature is the long, high first dorsal fin. Known for its high, acrobatic jumps, the sailfish is a favorite of blue-water anglers.

Spotted Sea Trout

Commonly known as speckled trout, it's a schooling species usually found in the shallow waters of bays and estuaries. It has two large canine teeth in the upper jaw and feeds mainly

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Hog Hammock Trail is one of West Palm Beach's newest trails, it is composed of crushed concrete and has lots of intermittent boardwalks. The area is a combination of restored and natural wetland communities including cabbage palm hammocks, mesic pine flatwoods, forested wetlands and cypress domes. Restrooms and water is available in the parking lot. The trail is perfect for a leisurely hike, especially as Summer is arriving and the kids are at home and looking for something to do.

After walking or jogging the Hammock Trail you may want to head over to the Cypress Boardwalk which is about one mile away. Cypress is a mile-long boardwalk extending through marsh and cypress swamp. The boardwalk has lots of opportunities for viewing Florida’s flora and

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People in South Florida like to live healthy, maybe it’s because of our year-round beach weather? Either way, there are many ways to stay fit in the Palm Beaches outside of the gym. Here are a few of our favorites.

Jogging

If you are into running or jogging, or just want to get a scenic walk in to start the day, there’s no better place than The Palm Beaches. Watching the sun come up by the Juno Pier as your run takes you along Ocean Drive in Jupiter is truly breathtaking. On Saturday morning, this run has three water stops set up all the way to the Jupiter Inlet. Another great place to run is along Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach.

Meditating

Meditation is about enjoying the present moment, and when traveling it’s great to get out and find

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Jupiter is a cross between Old Florida and the tropics, with its native landscapes and colorful reefs it’s both a great place to live and to vacation. Here are 5 fun things to do in Jupiter.

Explore The Sound

The cool weather we’re experiencing in South Florida makes it the perfect time to explore through Jupiter Sound. When the ocean temperatures cool, manatees migrate to the warmer waters of the sound. To get up close and personal with these gentle giants, opt for a motor-free water vessel rental from Jupiter Outdoor Center.

Paddle The Loxahatchee

Head to Riverbend Park, which connects to the Everglades along the Loxahatchee River, for a fun day on the water. With low-hanging branches and proximity to wildlife, you will feel like you are

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Palm Beach County has some of the best biking trails in all of South Florida. Here are a few of our favorite spots.

The Hill

The Hill in West Palm Beach is one of the few actual hills in South Florida where you can bike some steep inclines to test your endurance. The bike path is made out of crushed shell rock and is approximately 2.4 miles long and about 2 feet wide. Even though you will ride through native forests, most of the trail is exposed to the sun, so wear appropriate clothing and apply sunblock.

  • When: Everyday, sunrise to sunset.

  • Where: 7301 Haverhill Road West Palm Beach, Florida 33412

  • Cost: Free

Riverbend Park

Riverbend Park covers over 600 acres of natural, untouched South Florida land. The

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This Saturday Ocean Cay Park in Jupiter is hosting the 10th Annual Palm Beach Surf and Beach Festival. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Surfers for Autism foundation which is a great charitable organization based out of South Florida.

This will be a fun family-friendly thing to do over the weekend whether you are a surfer yourself or you just want to watch some professional out on the waves, either way you are sure to enjoy yourself.

Click here for more information.

When: Saturday at 9 AM – 4 PM

Where: Ocean Cay Park - 2188 Marcinski Road, Jupiter, Florida 33477

Surfers For Autism

Founded in 2008 by a handful of South Florida surfers who realized the impact of surfing’s healing magic on children diagnosed on the autism

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