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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 park

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Palm Beach County has some of the best outdoor parks in the country. Wildlife, beaches and beautiful landscapes, Palm Beach County has it all. Here are a few of our favorite outdoor parks.

Riverbend Park

If you want to get a little history with your nature walk, Riverbend is the spot. It is adjacent to the Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park, site of two 1838 battles of the Second Seminole Indian War, and the Loxahatchee River, designated a National Wild and Scenic River, runs through it. There are 7 miles of equestrian trails and about 10 miles of walking trails. Fishing and picnicking areas, too.

Dyer Park

Located in Palm Beach Gardens between West Palm and Jupiter, Dyer is a 560-acre inland park is a good spot for running. There are nearly 5

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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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There will be a guided nature walk at Jonathan Dickinson State Park this Friday from 2 – 3:30pm. The tour will be suitable for anyone who is at least moderately physically fit and able to hike through the scrubby flatwoods and river floodplain for around 90-minutes. The walk may go through muddy or wet terrain.

  • $6 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.

  • $4 Single-occupant vehicle or motorcycle.

  • $2 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in the vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

About Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Located just south of Stuart, Jonathan Dickinson State Park teems with wildlife in 13 natural communities, including sand pine scrub, pine flatwoods, mangroves, and

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With 47 miles of beachfront, you can go snorkeling in the Palm Beaches year-round. Here are some of our favorite spots.

Phil Foster Park

Constructed as a part of Palm Beach County’s Environmental Resources Management’s Artificial Reef Program, Phil Foster Park was completed in August of 2013. The park is an 800-foot-long tract of artificial reef incorporates more than 600 tons of Anastasia rock boulders. Loosely strung together in easily accessible depths ranging from six to ten feet. Snorkelers will encounter a variety of species of fish, from colorful tropical-like angelfish and parrotfish to reef dwellers like snapper, grunts, and grouper. Lucky snorkelers may glimpse one or more of the six species of seahorses that have been observed in this

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Manatees roam the waters of southeast Florida from April through October -- but when things get a bit chilly, they head to places like freshwater Florida springs, where the temperatures remain constant throughout the year.

It may not seem warm when you jump into a freshwater spring, but the water temperatures remain around 70 degrees, which is perfect for manatees in Florida who need that kind of warmth to survive.

Seeing a large number of Florida manatees in one place is an amazing experience, but just remember these gentle sea cows are there for survival.

Manatee Lagoon

Attracting manatees in the wintertime, Manatee Lagoon, An FPL Eco-Discover Center in West Palm Beach has seen up to 800 manatees during a cold snap. Here visitors will find

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Riverbend Park in Jupiter was more than a decade in the making. The 680-acre preserve in Jupiter is an ideal destination for hikers who want a taste of the wilds of Southeast Florida without getting their feet wet. More than 15 miles of interconnected trails and roads make up the trail network. The hiking trails include signage and kiosks make it nearly impossible to get lost. It’s nature, tamed, making it accessible to city dwellers who’d otherwise never take a hike. There’s a lot to do in Riverbend Park, here are just a few of the things that you might enjoy.

Hiking

Your hike starts at the entrance kiosk, which is topped with chickee thatch. It’s a theme you’ll see reflected throughout the park—lots of chickee thatch kiosks, plenty of signs, and

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If you live in Jupiter, Jupiter Island or Juno Beach check out The Loggerhead Marinelife Center, it’s a non-profit education and ocean conservation facility located on the Atlantic Ocean in Palm Beach County, Florida. The center specializes in a variety of exhibits, live sea turtles and other coastal creatures which include a massive prehistoric Archelon sea turtle replica, saltwater aquariam and displays of local wildlife, as well as educational displays about South Florida's marine environment.

More then ten years ago in 2007 the organization relocated to a new 12,000 square foot certified "green" facility located in Juno and changed its name from “The Marinelife Center of Juno Beach” to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. The new facility includes a

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Riverbend Park, is a state-owned park located at 9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter.  Just one mile west of Florida's Turnpike in west Jupiter on the south side of Indiantown Road. Palm Beach County offers opportunities for horse enthusiasts and riders of all levels. Riverbend Park offers quiet trails through the woods to competitive show facilities.

Southeast Florida is known for sunny beaches not known as horse country. The diversity of palm Beach County allows you to take a step back in time when the only mode of transportation was to saddle up. Most visitors to the Sunshine State keep themselves so busy sunning and swimming that they never dream that riding trails are only a hoof-beat away.

The long-distance trails at Riverbend Park connect

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We in South Florida are forecast to have a cold front pass through early Tuesday. Ahead of the front near record warmth is possible on Monday with highs in the mid to upper 80s.

As the front passes it will bring with it lots of clouds and spotty showers Monday Night into Tuesday. Northwest winds will begin to filter the cooler air in on Tuesday with highs in the middle 70s.

Wednesday Morning is likely the coolest with lows in the mid to upper 40s to the North and West of West Palm Beach. So, if you live in South Florida break out a light jacket and get ready for some beautiful weather!

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