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Socially distanced outdoor exercise is encouraged even now during the coronavirus. Rather than visiting crowded gyms, those nervous about the coronavirus may enjoy exploring some of Florida’s great biking and hiking trails.

Loxahatchee River Paddling Trail
The swift and twisting Loxahatchee River is worthy of its status as Florida's first National Wild and Scenic RiverTrapper Nelson's cabin is a point of interest near the trail's terminus in Jonathan Dickinson State Park near Stuart. The coffee-colored stream meanders through an unspoiled subtropical river swamp where bald cypress pond apple orchids and ferns line the shores. The 8.5-mile paddling trail makes for an ideal day-long adventure for intermediate or experienced paddlers.

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With summer around the corner and beaches, attractions and other places beginning to open up in Palm Beach County, we have gathered a list of some of our favorite trails throughout the area for you to explore the great outdoors.

Whether you’re into biking, hiking, walking, running or just want to explore, here is a list of some of the best trails to explore in our area.

The Lake Trail – Palm Beach

Bike, jog or walk along the intracoastal and Lake Trail on Palm Beach Island. The pathway takes you by elegant Palm Beach mansions and the blue water. The palm tree lined pathway leads to the iconic Worth Avenue filled with great shopping and restaurants.

Riverbend Park – Jupiter

The park is comprised of the historic headwaters of the

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Earlier this week, Governor DeSantis announced a slow plan to reopen the state of Florida and Palm Beach County.  It was announced on Monday by the Palm Beach County Mayor and County Commissioners that some recreational facilities may reopen as of yesterday with restrictions to prevent the further spread of Covid-19.  

Yesterday, Wednesday, April 29th, many recreational facilities in Palm Beach County after being closed for the past few weeks due to Covid-19.  Many parks in Palm Beach County reopened yesterday but not all. 

Restrictions for visiting parks include:

  • Park hours limited to sunrise to sunset
  • Park is open for walking, biking, hiking, strolling, and running. Fishing, kayaking, canoeing, bike rentals, water skiing, wake
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Palm Beach County has some of the best biking trails in all of South Florida. Here are a few of our favorite spots.

The Hill

The Hill in West Palm Beach is one of the few actual hills in South Florida where you can bike some steep inclines to test your endurance. The bike path is made out of crushed shell rock and is approximately 2.4 miles long and about 2 feet wide. Even though you will ride through native forests, most of the trail is exposed to the sun, so wear appropriate clothing and apply sunblock.

  • When: Everyday, sunrise to sunset.
  • Where: 7301 Haverhill Road West Palm Beach, Florida 33412
  • Cost: Free

Riverbend Park

Riverbend Park covers over 600 acres of natural, untouched South Florida land. The park has a couple of

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If mountain biking is one of your hobbies, good news! In spite of its apparent “flatness,” Florida is actually a fun place to hop on your bike and ride. 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

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This Saturday, August 17th the premier cycle studio in Palm Beach Gardens will transform into a pink party to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Florida. Cycle For A Cure will be held at CycleBar on Donald Ross and Military Trail.

The class will feature a high-intensity and energy 60-minute spin class filled with music, competitions, exciting prizes and snacks. Everyone is invited to attend.
You can register online to reserve your bike with a minimum donation of $30 dollars, click here to register. All proceeds from the spin class will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation to help find a cure.

The class begins at 12:30 pm and goes until 1:30 pm. You are asked to arrive a few minutes early to adjust your bike and gather your free cycle shoes to use

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The Club Scrub is hosting a free “Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day” this Sunday, May 19th at the Jonathan Dickinson State Park. The biking event starts at 9 am and goes until 1 pm at the Camp Murphy Off-Road Mountain Bike Trails.

The event features guided trail rides for all ages, a variety of biking trails for all skill levels, a free family barbeque lunch, snacks, beverages, raffles and goodie bags. They hosted the same event in the fall and the biking day had over 350 kids participated in November’s event. The purpose of the event is kids and their families to the joy of mountain biking.

The event is free, and you can register online. If you register online by May 10th you will be guaranteed a goodie bag. Kids and adults must have their own bikes,

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According to the Florida Bicycle Association, the month of March is Florida’s Bike Month. Through the month there are several bike riding events around the state to promote their mission by working together to build a bicycle-friendly state. Since the spring weather is perfect for cycling, here are some of the best places to ride your bike in Palm Beach County.

The Riverwalk in Jupiter: Start your route along the Riverwalk at Harbourside Place. Along the 2.5-mile journey you’ll pass by residential areas, marinas, natural ridge areas, commercial properties, and waterside parks. The Riverwalk provides a great view of the Intracoastal and the Jupiter Inlet. If you are looking to rent a bike for the journey, Jupiter Bike Rental provides rentals starting at

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The 2019 Giro Di Zeppoli Bike Tour is happening this weekend, so strap on your helmet and get ready! 25 or 50 mile routes offer something for every rider level. The 25 mile route is for the beginner or those that wish to take it easy along the way. The 50 mile route is a bit more up-tempo and offers a quick paced ride for the athlete at heart.

Both courses cover the same ground as the tour takes riders along A1A with views of the Atlantic Ocean and mansions on Jupiter Island. From there the 25 mile riders turn around at Jupiter Island Town Hall and make their way back to the start. The 50 mile riders continue north along Gomez, Dixie Hwy, to Kiwanis Park in Stuart for the turnaround.

There will be well-stocked rest stops, SAG and a Broom Wagon

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