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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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Every Tuesday and Thursday, the ultimate party boat goes on a relaxing Sunset Cruise along the intracoastal waterways of Jupiter.

The PonTiki, is a pontoon boat that features a friendly captain that takes you on a tour to some of the best sightseeing areas to watch the sunset.

The sunset cruise takes place on one of their newest boats Shaka. Shaka is the largest boat of the Pontiki Fleet so far. The floating party boat features a full bathroom, couches for seating and can accommodate up to 40 guests. The cruise offers complimentary beverages of water, soda and beer. You are welcomed to bring your own snacks and beverages for the cruise.

The boat leaves from Harbourside Place in Jupiter near the Amphitheater. The Sunset Cruises are offered every Tuesday

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The Palm Beach International Airport has been named one of the Top Airports in the Country, thanks to the travelers and readers of Travel + Leisure article. Every year, the travel magazine conducts a survey of some of the World’s Best and the airport in West Palm Beach has landed a spot in the Top 10 for another year.

The Palm Beach International Airport is just one of two airports in Florida that has made the list. The other airport is Tampa International Airport which ranked number 5 on the list. In the survey, the airports were ranked based on access, Check-In, Security, shopping, food options, and layout.

The airport first opened its door as Morrison Field in 1936 and the named changed to the Palm Beach International Airport in August of

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A network of paved paths and hardpacked limestone natural walkways wind through 90 acres of pine flatwoods, oak hammocks, and dense palm hammocks behind the Okeeheelee Nature Center at popular Okeeheelee Park.

At the Okeeheelee Nature Center you can enjoy birding and wildlife watching at a variety of pond overlooks on a gentle stroll through habitats once common throughout this highly populated area just west of West Palm Beach.

The park has a massive green space with many miles of paved walking trails around former rock pits that create large ponds. These trails are separate from the ones around the park itself; you must access them from the nature center area. Along the trail system, several overlooks provide scenic views over ponds and into a

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center Officials have spotted a record number of sea turtle nest along Jupiter and Juno Beach this year and the count is expected to continue to grow.

As of the latest count in the beginning of August, there were a total of 19,580 sea turtle nests on the 9.5 miles of Palm Beach County beaches. In 2017, the record was 19,085 and this year we have broken that record. The sea turtle nesting season starts on March 1st through October 31st.

So far, there has been 186 leatherbacks, 13,111 loggerhead nests and 6,283 green sea turtle nests when the latest count was counted. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Facebook page keeps the most accurate and updated count. The current nest totals add up to more than 1.3 million estimated sea

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The City of Palm Beach Gardens is hosting their third Annual Photo Contest which encourages residents of the city to go around and take photos to show off their ‘Signature City’.

The photo contest is open to all Palm Beach County residents and students. Those who participate might have their photos displayed in a special exhibit in City Hall this fall.

Contests can submit up to two photos for each of the four categories. Those categories include: iGardens (iPhone photos), Beauty Abounds (Nature and Landscape in the City), Work and Play, and Digital Manipulation (adding photoshop, filters, etc.).

All photos must be submitted by Monday, September 2nd. The entries can be submitted online by clicking here. The photos must be taken within Palm Beach Gardens

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Riverbend Park is a 680-acre preserve in Jupiter and 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 are engineered, broad walkways of compacted limestone. 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.

The park is open sunrise to one hour before sunset daily. Strollers are welcome. Trails, which are fortified with crushed Limerock, are shared with bicycles. The equestrian trails afford a more natural surface. There are portable toilets at several spots within the park. An

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The popular Climb and Paddle event at the Jupiter Lighthouse is this Tuesday, August 20th starting at 10 am. The adventure starts with a climb to the top of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse to see great views of Jupiter and the water.

After the climb, visitors will meet members of the Jupiter Outdoor Center where you receive your paddle boards or kayaks and travel through the waters of the Jupiter Inlet and surrounding waterways. You may even see sea turtles, manatee, birds and other marine and wildlife along the journey which are frequently spotted during this event.

Tickets are required to attend and cost $45 dollars for adults and children. Tickets are only refundable during inclement weather. To purchase tickets online, click here.

Those who attend the

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South Florida is a tropical paradise.  The hustle and bustle of daily life, even in paradise, can add pressure to your life.   During anxiety and tension our stress hormones begin pumping and your blood pressure rises quickly. When we're stressed, hormones like cortisol flood our systems, producing the "fight or flight response" in which our heart rate goes up, breathing becomes heavy, demanding more oxygen, and our blood vessels constrict. Deliberate, deep breathing has the power to reset that stress response stress virtually instantaneously.

Everyone has a “stress response” and we also have a "relaxation response."  Taking a few deep breaths can help reduce tension and relieve stress, thanks to an extra boost of oxygen. A marker of stress is

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This Saturday join a group of Blue Friends and Lynne Wells and head to Juno Beach for their monthly beach clean-up. The beach clean-ups occur on the third Saturday of every month.

The clean- up starts at 8:30 am and last approximately an hour long. Following the clean-up there will be a light breakfast sponsored by Another Broken Egg Café and Whole Foods Market. Complimentary coffee will be provided by Oceana Coffee.

If you plan on attending, you are asked to bring a bucket, gloves and closed toe shoes to help remove the litter and keep our beaches clean. The beach clean-ups are a popular event in Juno Beach because of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center and the popular sea turtle nesting areas located on the beaches. Juno Beach is one of the most popular

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