Peaceful Natural Area – Jupiter

Lorea Thomson
Posted by Lorea Thomson
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Start the new year off with a peaceful, casual stroll through a Jupiter untouched natural area known as the Delaware Scrub Natural Area. The 16-acre parcel of land, located at 47 North Delaware Boulevard in Jupiter, was acquired by the Palm Beach County and Town of Jupiter in 2005. Such uncommon natural beauty is rarely seen in developed areas. The Delaware Scrub Natural Area features a canopy composed of cypress trees over a freshwater swamp. Most of the preserve has a paved path which meets a 300-foot boardwalk.  If you so choose, there is a sandy trail through the scrub to hike.

The Jupiter park area is situated on an offshoot of the National Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River. The Jones Creek offshoot lies along the east side of the natural area.  There are several ecosystems to observe and change from season to season.  The four ecosytems within the Delaware Scrub Natural Area are: pine,flatwoods, scrub, mangroves and cypress swamp.  It's a short walk  from start to finish and is full of plant and wildlife.  It is an optimal spot to watch a variety of bird species. The Delaware Scrub Natual Area opens Sunrise to Sunset, 365 days a year.  The best part- admission is free! 


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