Explore and enjoy natural South Florida by canoeing or kayaking and getting a workout at the same time. Quietly glide through the calm and cool waters of Jonathon Dickinson State Park, 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, on a kayak or canoe. This is a relaxing journey, ideal for observing a manatee in its natural habitat. whitetail buck, turtles, varieties of birds as well. Imagine observing water lilies, air plants, Spanish moss, turtles sunning on the bank, and varieties of birds such as great blue heron or osprey.
As we’ve been told, location is everything! Kayak through the magical setting of mangroves where you can catch pelicans nesting. A stroll back in time to experience what the early pioneers of Florida saw. You can sign up for a historic tour too, where you'll see Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, the Dubois Pioneer Home and Sawfish Bay.
If the kayaking kicks up your appetite try Palmettos on the Loxahatchee, Jonathon Dickinson State Park’s food and beverage garden offers cold refreshments, beer, wine and delicious farm to market food. Palmetto’s uses local, sustainable or organic foods when possible in an outdoor setting overlooking the Loxahatchee River. It is advised to wear clothing you don’t mind getting wet, sunscreen, bring plenty of water to drink, and be ready for a spectacular paddling experience in the beauty of the Jonathon Dickinson State Park. For more information, contact Jonathon Dickinson State Park at 561-746-1466.