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Florida has beautiful oceans, and waterways. Although there isn’t a fresh spring in Palm Beach County, within a short drive you could be dipping your toes in a natural wonder. Magnificent springs abound the state.  Florida's fresh springs are hidden jewels to visit and explore.

There are more than 700 natural springs sprinkled throughout the state that offer boundless activities in the setting of nature. Florida’s natural and crystal-clear springs are perfect for swimming, scuba diving, tubing and kayak or canoe sightseeing. The springs offer vital life support to the many diverse ecosystems. Springs support a variety of life found in and around a spring.

The Florida Aquifer system acts as an organic underwater formation creator with a great deal of

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If you live in the Palm Beaches, you and your family have the opportunity to canoe the Grassy Water Preserve every Saturday as the City of West Palm hosts a group tour along the 23 square-mile stretches of water while a guide tells paddlers about the history and ecology of the area. The cruise is through one of Florida's cleanest reservoirs on the preserve which also serves as a source of drinking water to residents of West Palm Beach.

It's only $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6 and over to participate in the fun! You'll need to sign up with a partner because it takes 2 to paddle in a canoe. The cruise starts at 10 a.m. and takes about an hour and a half to complete. You're asked to check-in at 9 a.m. at the Nature Center, which by the way, is

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Palm Beach County is a popular destination for offshore fishing. Here you'll find Tarpon, Sailfish, Snook, Trout, and more. If you want to go fishing but don't feel like taking the boat out, the area has plenty of fishing piers. Here are the piers with the highest-rated Google reviews by fishermen.

Phil Foster Park

The fishing pier at Phil Foster is an amenity to a beautiful waterfront park. The pier is often shaded by the Blue Heron Bridge and stretches out over an area of possibly the clearest water in Palm Beach County. Because of this, the park is also a favorite for snorkelers and divers, but the pier reaches far out of their way. Right on the Intracoastal, you'll be able to see straight down to the bottom and find schools of Snook, Jack,

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The waters off of the coast of Jupiter are filled with fish, sea life and stunning reefs. You may also know the shores just off of our coast even have shipwrecks, underwater statue gardens, and bounties of treasure. Many of the famous spots are offshore and many are deep, requiring experienced divers or even scuba gear. For those of you who want an adventure under the water but are beginner snorkelers here is a list of some of the treasure-filled dive spots “treasured” by locals. 

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

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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 Fall.

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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If mountain biking is one of your hobbies, good news! Florida is actually a fun place for mountain biking. There are plenty of scenic, smooth paths in Palm Beach County and there are also some rugged, adrenaline-pumping trails. Check these out:

The Hill

Dyer Park has a climbing/descending trail that is over 50 feet in elevation and great for endurance training. It's a huge hill surrounded by native forest with a 2.4-mile path up and down it. The path is made from crushed shell rock and is about 2 feet wide. "The Hill" at Dyer Park is a favorite for local riders because of the high elevation and for testing fortitude.

The Dyer Perimeter

The perimeter trail at Dyer Park is 4.7 miles and used by many bikers to condition for "The Hill" at the

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Scuba diving is very popular in South Florida as we have tons of reefs and rocks teaming with life to explore. Here is a list of the most popular diving spots for locals.

Breakers Reef

45-60 feet; two miles of reef with a five to fifteen-foot ledge absolutely packed with fish. Large sea turtles are often seen here with many unusual species of fish including batfish, morays, pancake fish, stargazers, puffer, scorpionfish, and stingrays.

Horseshoe Reef

40-60 feet; this horseshoe-shaped ledge is covered by sponges and sea fans, which attracts huge schools of snapper and other fish, especially during strong currents.

Juno Ledge

65-95 feet; drop-off plummets up to 20 feet as you drift with turtles, sharks, tropicals and schooling fish

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Halpatiokee Regional Park in Stuart is a great place to visit if you want to go on a hike, ride bikes or just explore some local nature. Halpatiokee is the largest park in Martin County with 65 acres of active park land surrounded by approximately 500 acres of wetland preserve area.

The landscape varies from pine flatwoods, oak hammock, scrub and river land. The property includes approximately four miles of river frontage on the west side of the South Fork of the St. Lucie River.

These lands provide habitat for sustainable populations of hundreds of species of native flora and fauna, including at least 13 species that are designated by the State of Florida as endangered or threatened.

The park’s miles of hiking trails, biking trails, paddling

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Living in Jupiter means life on the water. Even with Fall here there is still great boating and beach weather.

Here are a couple convenient places in Jupiter where you can launch your boat.

Waterway Park

Where: 3630 Indiantown Road Jupiter, Florida 33477

Waterway Park is a convenient location to quickly and easily launch your boat. The hours of this park are from sunrise to sunset. Some of the amenities that you can enjoy when utilizing Waterway Park include: 3 boat launching ramps which are free to the public but a boat trailer parking permit is required and they can be purchased for $10 on-site. A kayak and canoe launching site, clean and private restrooms, pier fishing and staging and floating docks that are 40ft each with a boat basin

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The Palm Beaches offer year-round opportunities for golfing. But just because the courses are great, it doesn’t mean your game will be. Here's our guide for those of you in South Florida who want to improve your golf skills.

GOLFTEC

GOLFTEC in Palm Beach Gardens offers precise, high-tech solutions to your golfing problems. You can head to GOLFTEC to improve your game or to find the perfect, custom set of clubs.

Beaver Golf Lessons

Beaver Golf Lessons in West Palm Beach offers private, one-on-one instruction with Golf Pro Glen Beaver. It’s a great place to either learn to play golf, or to just brush up on your short game.

David Leadbetter Golf Academy

The David Leadbetter Golf Academy in Palm Beach Gardens offers a spectacular setting

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