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Social distancing may not be fun or easy, but it’s a necessary step we are all taking in Palm Beach County. Here are some things you can do outdoors (and by yourself) in the Palm Beaches which can make the self-imposed isolation a bit more enjoyable.

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,

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The Wakodahatchee Wetlands is a park located in Delray Beach, Florida. The park was created on 50 acres of unused utility land and transformed into a recreation wetland open to the public with a three-quarter mile boardwalk that crosses between open water pond areas, emergent marsh areas, shallow shelves, and islands with shrubs and snags to foster nesting and roosting. The boardwalk has interpretive signage as well as gazebos with benches along the way.

The Wakodahatchee Wetlands is part of the South section of the Great Florida Birding Trail and offers many opportunities to observe birds in their natural habitats.

Wakodahatchee has a three-quarter-mile boardwalk, and along the way, you will see birds that are so used to the passing people and

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South Florida has many great biking trails for both experts and families, here are a few that you might enjoy.                              

Halpatiokee Park

Located at Halpatiokee Regional Park, this 10-mile, single-track trail is perfect for a beginning biker. The flat terrain is ideal for those looking for a mildly challenging ride through the Florida scrub.

Jonathan Dickinson

The bicycle trail at Jonathan Dickinson State Park provides a rare opportunity to glimpse endangered, threatened and unique animals, such as the bald eagle, Florida scrub-jay, alligators, Sandhill Cranes and more. Cycling Jonathan Dickinson State Park is an absolute must-do ride for everyone, and recommended for riders of all abilities.

Cypress Creek

Cypress

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Jupiter has hidden waterways, beaches, and countless trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, all of which are great ways to explore the area. Here are 3 fun ways to explore Jupiter.

Carlin Park

Carlin Park is the premier location for Snorkeling 101. It prohibits boats for safe splashing; therefore, no dive flag is required. To get started, you just need to bring your gear and walk out to the reef.

The Jupiter Sound

You can kayak or paddleboard the Jupiter sound using either your own equipment or by renting a kayak or paddleboard from the Jupiter Outdoor Center. Because of the weather, now is the perfect time to explore the Jupiter Sound. When the ocean temperatures cool, manatees migrate to the warmer waters of the sound so you

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The Hobe Sound Nature Center is perfect for South Floridians looking to learn more about their local flora and fauna. The Center is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to bring environmental education and awareness to the local community.

The Nature Center

The Nature Center was opened by a Jupiter Island couple in 1973 to help educate people of all ages about Florida's fragile ecosystems and environment. It has a 30+ year partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service which allows it to conduct educational programs on-site, while the service provides and maintains the facility.

In the 80s the Center created the "Friends of the Nature Center" to help gain support and encourage people to make an effort in helping with the

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One of the biggest benefits of living in sunny, Palm Beach County is its natural habitat. We have everything from soft sandy beaches with dunes, to scrub pine forests, to marshes, wide open ocean and estuaries, just to name a few. And with this vast expanse of habitats all in one small spot on the world, the wildlife you can see here is some of the best. 

You can take your kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews out for a day with animals in Jupiter. For those kids out there, that can’t get enough of the marine life we have native to Florida, here are 3 activities you have got to try! 

Sea Turtle Sleepover

The sea turtle sleepover event at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a favorite among kids. It's an exclusive nighttime program that offers a

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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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Jupiter is a cross between Old Florida and the tropics, its native landscapes and colorful reefs make it a great place to live. Here are 5 fun, outdoor things to do in Jupiter.

Explore the Sound

Now is the perfect time to explore through Jupiter Sound. When the ocean temperatures cool, manatees migrate to the warmer waters of the sound. To get up close and personal with these gentle giants, opt for a motor-free water vessel rental from Jupiter Outdoor Center.

Paddle the Loxahatchee

Head to Riverbend Park, which connects to the Everglades along the Loxahatchee River, for a fun day on the water. With low-hanging branches and proximity to wildlife, you will feel like you are paddling the jungle. Make the trip by kayak or stand-up paddleboard,

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Every Tuesday and Thursday the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach hosts a fish-feeding program for kids! This free program takes place at the Mangrove exhibit, which displays the habitats of Florida’s coastal ecosystems.

This is a great event for kids looking to learn about local plants and wildlife. Attendants will see a live feeding and listen to a guide explain the marinelife. This hands on event is a great way for kids to experience some of the more interesting aspects of biology and science, there are few things more important in a child’s education than teaching him or her that learning can be fun and interesting. The fish feeding at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a big step in that direction.

When: Tuesday and Thursday at 3:00pm.

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Riverbend Park is a 680-acre preserve in Jupiter that offers an ideal destination for hikers and others who want to experience South Florida nature and wildlife. With more than 15 miles of interconnected trails and roads, there is always a lot to do in Riverbend Park.

Riverbend’s hiking trails include signage and kiosks make it nearly impossible to get lost. It’s nature, tamed, making it accessible to city dwellers who’d otherwise never take a hike. There’s a lot to do in Riverbend Park, here are just a few of the things that you might enjoy.

Hiking

Your hike starts at the entrance kiosk, which is topped with chickee thatch. It’s a theme you’ll see reflected throughout the park—lots of chickee thatch kiosks, plenty of signs, and big chickee

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