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Now is the perfect time to visit the Jupiter Outdoor Center to go kayaking or paddle boarding.

The Jupiter Outdoor Center is a great place to rent kayaks, paddleboards, and canoes. The center has two locations in Jupiter, one on Love Street directly across from the Lighthouse, and the other in Riverbend Park. Jupiter has evolved into the community it is today based largely on our amazing waterways. There is no better way to enjoy a view of what Jupiter has to offer than to rent a kayak or stand up paddleboard and venture into these pristine environments on your own adventure.

Whether exploring the inlet and lighthouse area for a quick hour-long paddle or setting off on a full-day outing with family and friends, the Jupiter Outdoor Center can get

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South Florida, particularly Palm Beach County, is known for its Scuba diving. Here are a few of our favorite spots.

Juno Ledge

65-95 feet; drop-off plummets up to 20 feet as you drift with turtles, sharks, tropicals and schooling fish including Atlantic spadefish, grouper and snapper.

King Neptune

55-60 feet; this nine-foot statue of King Neptune and his turtles stands just south of a dramatic ledge with a big overhang large enough for several divers to through.

Loggerhead Reef

55-70 feet; boulders broken off the main reef identify this dive site, with the bulk of the rubble on the west side. Compared to Bahamas diving because of the topography, this area begs to be explored.

Reformation Reef

55-80 feet; cathedral-like blowouts

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Here are a few of our favorite outdoor activities in the Palm Beaches

Paddle Boarding

The Palm Beaches has 125 miles of tropical waterways, so treating him to a paddle board or a kayak is a sure-fire hit. There are many places to go kayaking or paddling, including the Jupiter Inlet, Lake Worth and sections of the Intracoastal Waterway. You can rent the needed gear at places like Jupiter Outdoor Center, Kayak Lake Worth, and Blueline Surf and Paddle Co.

Explore Nature

There’s a huge selection of 85 parks in the Palm Beaches, all of which are just a drive away, including the popular Okeeheelee Park, Carlin Park and Riverbend Park to beautifully secluded gems of Ocean Ridge Hammock Park,  Oceanfront Beach Park and Lake Ida West Park.

Go

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The waters off of the coast of Palm Beach County are filled with fish, sea life and coral reefs. For those new to snorkeling but looking for an interesting place to snorkel, here are a couple of great places to get started. 

Phil Foster Park

Phil Foster Park snorkeling trail is made up reef rocks, beautiful statues, and manmade reef modules. The average depth of the trail is only about 8 feet, making it the perfect spot for those of us who do not have our scuba certification or beginning divers. The snorkeling trail spans 800 feet, winding its way around the Blue Heron Bridge. With such a great expanse of a protected reef, this snorkeling trail makes the perfect place to take beginning divers and youngsters. The waters are often calm and the

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Palm Beach County is home to some of the best bike trails in South Florida. Here are a few that you and your family could enjoy riding together this Winter.

Lake Trail

This Palm Beach Trail along the Intracoastal offers the perfect scenery of the historic Palm Beach homes and a glimpse of downtown West Palm Beach from across the water. The trail is easy to follow and traffic-free, though some areas of the trail intersect with intersections in residential areas with little traffic. Along the trail, you can stop at the historic section of Worth Avenue and Henry Flagler Museum. Both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Many shops and restaurants are located nearby to stop for food and drinks. Access to the bike trail is located

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The Lake Trail is a 5.5-mile path running north to south along the barrier island of Palm Beach. The scenic town is known for its upscale estates, tall palm trees, blue ocean views and beautiful landscaping- which all make the Lake Trail an excellent route to endeavor. Along the way, bikers will pass 18 eye-catching sites including the West Palm Beach skyline, Society of the Four Arts, The Breakers and historic Kennedy bunker on Peanut Island. 

The towering age-old coconut palms on the island create a nice shady path (particularly in the morning) for riders to get a glimpse of exclusive high-end backyards of impressive estates. Sites like the Estee Lauder Mansion and Flagler Museum are an incredible display of Gilded Age architecture and history in

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One of the many nice things about living in Palm Beach County is that even in Winter you can spend time on the water. Here are a few fun things that you are sure to enjoy.

Kayaking

Kayaking is seen as nice and relaxing water activity. Kayaks can hold up to one or two people depending on the type and size of the kayak. You can come and explore Florida’s nature by gliding down the waterway and getting a good workout in while doing it. Several parks, as well as the Intracoastal, offer a nice adventure. Here is a list of some of the local parks to kayaking through Peanut Island, Okeeheelee Park, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Loxahatchee River, John D MacArthur State Park, and much more. 

Snorkeling

Come swim through the reefs and see a number

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Love the great outdoors? Then living in Palm Beach County offers us some of the most beautiful natural environments South Florida has to offer. Here are a few parks and places you should explore.

Ocean Inlet Park

Ocean Inlet Park is a beautiful oceanfront park in Boynton Beach, Florida. With over 600 feet of beach frontage in its 11.39 acres, the park is a quaint yet ample place for adventure and fun. Known for its snorkeling, Ocean Inlet Park is home to thousands of species of marine wildlife from reef fish, turtles, dolphins, crustaceans, birds and more.

The park has received rave reviews from local families and residents saying that the park offers plenty of shaded tables for picnics, clean restrooms, clean beaches, a marina, day slip,

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There’s a reason legendary golfers gather in Jupiter. The Palm Beaches are the golf capital of the world with more than 160 public and private courses. We have some of the most acclaimed golf courses and resorts in the world, here are just a few:

Abacoa Golf Club

105 Barbados Dr. Jupiter, FL 33458

561-622-0036

Abacoa Golf Club is one of the finest public golf courses in South Florida.  It was the last course designed by renowned course architect Joe Lee before his death.  In typical Joe Lee style, Abacoa’s lakes and bunkers meet its sloping fairways with little obstruction, and you’ll find scenic views with 14 of its 18 holes surrounded by water. All of these features make the tees, greens, and fairways a pure pleasure to play. The new TIF

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Palm Beach County has lots of awesome outdoor recreation activities to fit everyone’s interests. Here are 5 fun things for thrill seekers to do in Palm Beach County this Winter.

Skydive

 Freefall over West Palm Beach with the Sky Dive Palm Beach crew. You’ll leave out of the Glades Airport in Pahokee and tandem skydive with a professional. Push your limits, face your fears and accomplish the jump! View more info here.

Climb the Lighthouse

The breeze-filled spiral staircase leading up to the top of the Jupiter Lighthouse is a workout. Once you climb the 105 steps to the top, you can look through the Fresnel lens for an incredible view of the bright blue Jupiter Intracoastal and the Atlantic Ocean. For more info click here.

Dive the

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