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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse sits on top of a midden shell mound on the northern side of the Jupiter Inlet. The location in Jupiter was chosen in 1853 when Congress authorized the construction. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is located between the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse to the north and the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse to the south. 

The Jupiter Lighthouse project was assigned and designed to George Gordon Meade, a young Army Lieutenant. The Lighthouse was one of six Florida lighthouses assigned to Meade before being completed under the supervision of Lieutenant William Raynolds. Raynolds improved the final design by increasing the height of the lighthouse tower to 105 feet and doubled the masonry wall for protection. 

The Lighthouse tower was

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The Historical Society of Palm Beach County is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, preserve and share the history of Palm Beach County. The Society maintains a large library on the history of Palm Beach County, Florida and the Caribbean.

Through the Society's archives, which include nearly two million photographic images, maps, newspapers, journals, periodicals, architectural drawings, and research files, they have maintained an active research facility and documents the people and events that have shaped Palm Beach County.

The Historical Society also has multiple educational programs and initiatives that contribute significantly to the interest of local students in the history of Palm Beach County.

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Glamping is where nature meets luxury. If you’ve never heard the term before glamping, it simply means “glamourous camping.”

Glamping—or, for that matter, just good ole’ fashioned camping—is something you can safely do while practicing social distancing.

The people like to travel has changed. We no longer want a generic, one-size-fits-all vacation. All-inclusive resorts are out, authentic real-life experiences are in. Here are a few great places to go glamping in the Palm Beaches.

Headwaters

In our own backyard is the Headwaters Eco Retreat. Using old shipping containers on the banks of the Loxahatchee River, in Jupiter they have built a unique glamping destination. The main lodge at the Headwaters Eco Retreat is comprised of three

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Set within the heart of the Palm Beaches, Mirasol is a magnificent club that is surrounded by natural preserves and exquisite lakes. The private, gated enclave offers two championship golf courses designed by legends Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills, superb dining and social offerings, a family-friendly Sports Complex, a dedicated Tennis Center, and The Esplanade, which is a lushly landscaped destination for the best in fitness, spa, and aquatics.

Real Estate

The three to six bedrooms homes in Mirasol are beautiful and unique. There are 25 residential villages within Mirasol, each with its own distinct style. They are Villa Vasari, Via Capri, Via Verde, Esperanza, Paradisio, Florenza, Mariposa, Playa Rienta, Talavera, Quantera, Porto Vecchio, Bianca,

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The Seagate Country Club is a mature Joe Lee golf course that winds through 300 acres with Celebration Bermuda Grass tee boxes and Champion Bermuda Grass greens.

The new practice facility features a fully outfitted driving range with ProV1 golf balls, putting green, short game pitching and bunker areas, as well as a staff of international and domestic PGA professionals. Additionally, The Seagate Country Club features a full-service clubhouse, fitness center, pool, Har-Tru tennis courts, casual and fine dining, and banquet space for special events.

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Where: 3600 Hamlet Dr, Delray Beach, FL 33445

- Championship 300-acre, 18 hole, golf course.

- State-of-the-art practice facility, with instruction available.

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If you are looking socially isolated, peaceful place to hike, try the Pine Glades Natural Area.

The Pine Glades Natural Area has 6,651 acres of restored wetlands open residents of Palm Beach County. Located just west of Jupiter Farms and a short drive from Palm Beach Gardens and The Town of Jupiter, the park has nearly eight miles of hiking trails, a kayak launch, a covered picnic area, a wheelchair accessible restroom, and several boardwalks surrounded by the sounds and sights of natural Florida.

Pine Glades Natural Area is part of the Loxahatchee River watershed and the Northeast Everglades Natural Area. The site had been previously used for now-defunct agricultural purposes and was acquired a piece by piece over the course of 11 years. It

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Jonathan’s Landing has it all: waterfront views, multiple golf courses, and beautiful homes, each with enough inside and outside space to raise a family.

The community offers all of the amenities of places such as Admirals Cove or Frenchman’s Creek yet at an affordable membership rate for both full-time residents and snowbirds. The beautiful community is well manicured and offers a country club lifestyle on an affordable budget. Jonathan's Landing is one of a few communities that does not require a membership equity fee to buy a home, but memberships are available. The use of the fitness center requires a minimum house membership.

Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club

Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club is home to three challenging 18-hole championship golf

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Just because you need to socially distance yourself from other people, doesn’t mean you can’t spend time with your dog. Here are some of the best dog parks in the Palm Beaches.

Pooch Pines

This park, designed for off-leash recreation, is fenced and features several areas, including a wash station, shade, benches, and fountains.

Location: Eshleman Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33413

Cinquez Park

Cinquez Park is located immediately north of the intersection on Indiantown Road and Center Street at 2183 West Indiantown Road in Jupiter, Florida. In 2008. Cinquez is a new park, the construction of which was finished just this year. It’s Jupiter’s first dog park and sits on 13 acres.

Location: 2183 W Indiantown Rd, Jupiter, FL 33458

Lilac

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If your gym is closed and you are looking for a fun, effective way to stay in shape, tune into Instagram live today at 2pm and follow @PhilFit.

As one of South Florida’s most well-known personal trainers, Phil ‘Fit’ Williams is doing his part for Palm Beach County by offering a free 30-minute training session where he will lead Tyler Cameron (of Bachelorette fame) and other local fitness fanatics in a series of body-weight and HIIT-based workouts—all of which you can do right from home.

Practicing responsible social distancing does not mean you need to fall out of shape or put on the infamous #quarantine15. Now is the last time you want to neglect your health!

Working Out at Home

Like any habit, after we get used to working out at the gym,

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For those who love the water, thankfully you can scuba dive while practicing responsible social distancing. Here are some of the best scuba diving spots in the Palm Beaches.

Turtle Mound

This dome-shaped patch reef rises 12 to 15 feet above the sand. On the west side sleeping and feeding turtles, large stingrays and cobia can almost always be found. Turtle Mound will usually be the last leg of your dive on Breakers Reef.

Fourth Windows

With a beautiful ledge and fingers that protrude inshore, divers find masses of tropical fish, sea turtles, moray eels, and nurse sharks. With depths of 45 to 59-feet, you explore deep undercuts as you approach the northern portion of Breaker’s Reef as it wraps northwest. Along Fourth Windows, you will come

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