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Kayaking is a fun outdoor activity that is naturally socially distanced. If you are looking for something fun and safe to do with your friends or family this summer, try kayaking at one of these great 5 locations around Florida.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park (Hobe Sound)

Paddle from the park down to the 1930s Trapper Nelson pioneer site on the Loxahatchee River which is one of two national Wild and Scenic Rivers in Florida. It's a great trip! floridastateparks.org/johathandickinson

T-n-T Hideaway (Wakulla)

Paddle the scenic spring-fed Wakulla River where you'll see herons alligators Swallow-tailed kites and other wildlife. The trip is six miles of easy paddling and you can also catch a shuttle to the upper Wakulla River Bridge to extend

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Located about an hour and a half north of Tampa, Crystal River is a great location for an outdoor day trip that you can take with your family. With everyone in Florida still doing their best to social distance, day trips—especially ones that involve outdoor activities are going to be the way to go this summer.

Here are a few things you and your family can do while visiting Crystal River:

Swim with the Manatees

Crystal River is known for being one of just a few places in Florida that native manatees flock to each year during the cooler months. The town of Crystal River and its surrounding waters are dotted with natural springs that remain around 72 degrees year-round, drawing in the manatees that can't survive in colder water.

Go Ziplining

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a nonprofit sea turtle research, rehabilitation and educational institution that promotes conservation of ocean ecosystems with a focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. The Center features an on-site hospital, research laboratory, educational exhibits and aquariums, and also operates the Juno Beach Pier, which hosts world-class angling and sightseeing. Situated on one of the world’s most important sea turtle nesting beaches, Loggerhead Marinelife Center is open daily and hosts over 350,000 guests free-of-charge each year. The Center’s conservation team works with 90 local and international organizations across six continents to form partnerships and share conservation initiatives and best practices that are

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At the Panther Ridge Conservation Center you are just outside West Palm Beach, but it feels like you're deep in the heart of Africa. At Panther Ridge Conservation Center, some of the world's big cats wander freely in large, open habitats replicating parts of Africa.

Parents and animal-lovers of all ages will be happy to note that the Panther Ridge Conservation Center is now open for the summer.

The brainchild of Judy Berens, who still runs it, Panther Ridge began back in the 90s, when people started bringing her big cats they no longer wanted or could care for. It wasn't long before she found herself caring for several big cats, so she began searching for land where she could create a refuge for injured or endangered animals and nurse them back

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Here are some open outdoor activities that you and your kids can try in the Palm Beaches.

The River Center

The River Center features live aquatic tanks, interactive exhibits, and a touch tank that represent the Loxahatchee River system from a freshwater cypress swamp to seagrass-dominated estuary to marine ecosystems. The center provides a fun, educational opportunity for school children, adults, visitors, and long-time residents to learn about Florida’s first National Wild and Scenic River.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Loggerhead Marinelife Center, located in Loggerhead Park, Juno Beach, Florida, is a sea turtle research, rehabilitation, education and conservation center. The center also manages the Juno Beach fishing pier, across the

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With most of Jupiter and the Palm Beaches back to normal, here are some things you and your kids might want to do if you feel like getting out of the house and having some fun.

Explore the Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum

Experience a guided tour of the circa-1860 landmark Jupiter Lighthouse. Wander through the waterfront History Museum located in the restored WWII Naval housing quarters building. Outside, visit the Lighthouse Keeper’s Workshop, Tindall Pioneer Homestead, and Seminole Chickee.

Explore Lion Country Safari

At Lion Country Safari, you and your family can see more than 900 wild animals, such as lions, giraffe, zebras, ostrich, and rhinos, on a South Florida safari. After taking the four-mile drive safari, explore Safari World

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Imagine flying over the tall grass, wetlands of Florida’s Everglades on an airboat. You will be gliding over the meter-tall grasses, deep and shallow waters of one of the country’s most precious national parks. Alligators, snakes, fish, and birds will all be within a few feet from the safety of the airboat. Airboat tours are the best way to see all that the vast Everglades have to offer.

Everglades National Park spans an impressive 1.5 million acres.  Comprised of wetland preserve on the southern tip of the state of Florida, the Everglades is home to a multitude of habitats and animals. “Often compared to a grassy, slow-moving river, the Everglades is made up of coastal mangroves, saw grass marshes and pine flat woods that are home to hundreds of

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The Loxahatchee River District’s ‘The River Center’ has recently reopened and is now ready for Summer visitors. This active water treatment and research center is a great place to bring your kids and explore local wild and marinelife.

The River Center features live aquatic tanks, interactive exhibits, and a touch tank that represent the Loxahatchee River system from a freshwater cypress swamp to the seagrass-dominated estuary to marine ecosystems. The center provides a fun, educational opportunity for school children, adults, visitors, and long-time residents to learn about Florida’s first National Wild and Scenic River.


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While the State of Florida has provided some clear cut rules for beaches and other natural outdoor spaces, there remain questions around another South Florida favorite: Water parks.

Some private parks are already opened or opening including South Florida’s largest water park, Rapids in Riviera Beach. Rapids Water Park will open Friday. Of course, there are a slew of new rules in place to meet Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requirements.

The Rapids Social Distancing

Going to a water park is going to take a lot more than sunscreen and a towel.

At Rapids, guests and staff members will be asked questions including whether they have traveled anywhere previously.

The park, which opens Friday, June 5, is urging people older than 65

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Outdoor parks and playgrounds are going to be more important than ever this Summer as residents of the Palm Beaches continue social distance and try to keep their kids as safe and healthy as possible. Here are some fun places where your kids can play and have fun outdoors.

Constitution Park in Tequesta

Amazing playground and beautifully maintained surrounds make this park a true gem.  You may have to physically pry your children off of the equipment when it is time to leave.  The playground is best suited to older children with the tube slides and a tall treehouse.  There is also a fitness trail and basketball courts.

Address: 399 Seabrook Rd, Jupiter, FL 33469

Lake Lytal Park in West Palm Beach

Popular for its affordable water fun at

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