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The National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act was created by Congress in 1968 to preserve certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

Quite frankly, the environmental rarity and diversity of the Loxahatchee River is understated. While the United States is home to 3.6 million miles of river, fewer than 13,000 miles actually qualify as a “Wild and Scenic River”. In 1985, a 10-mile stretch of the Loxahatchee River became Florida’s first Wild and Scenic River, representing only .04% of Florida’s 25,949 miles of river. Currently, the Loxahatchee River is one of two rivers holding this title in Florida, and the only one that falls under all three

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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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Waterway Park is a great place to explore Palm Beach County’s diverse marine life, the park includes over 30,000 cubic yards of waste material brought up during the course of an excavation or dredging. The Jupiter High School Environmental Academy, the Boy and Girl Scouts of America, and others have planted over 35,000 red mangrove seedlings.

In 2016 the park underwent a large reconstruction to remove Australian Pines and other invasive species. The total expenditures for the project exceed $500,000. Resources came from the County's Roadway Production Division in order to counterbalance environmental destruction from the construction of the Donald Ross Road Bridge. 11 acres of red mangroves were planted during the 2016 renovation which have now

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The Palm Beaches have a lot to offer kids and families when it comes to outdoor fun. Here are some of the best family-friendly beaches in Palm Beach County.

DuBois Park

Lined with palm trees and protected waters, Dubois Park is located on the southern edge of Jupiter Inlet. Pull into the ample parking lot and you’ll notice the park doesn’t face the ocean, but rather the beautiful and historic Jupiter Inlet. Look west and you’ll see the Jupiter Lighthouse. Look east and you’ll see the mouth of the inlet leading into the shimmering ocean. A man-made barrier of natural rock and concrete shelters a pool of water, perfect for bathers of all ages. The water is replenished and cleaned by the natural currents of the inlet, and access to the swimming

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There are a lot of fun, free activities for you and your family to do together in the Palm Beaches, here are some of our favorites.

Go Biking

Running along the western edge of Palm Beach, the Palm Beach Lake Trail is 5½-miles long. The trail affords both dramatic vistas and intimate peeks into some of the island’s most palatial properties. Along the way, you’ll pass landmarks like the Flagler Museum and a giant kapok tree originally brought here from the Amazon, as well as the backyards of stunning private homes.

Go Exploring

Palm Beach County has 25 spectacular natural areas are open from sunrise to sunset, with free admission 365 days a year.

Go Snorkeling

There’s no better place to go snorkeling than Phil Foster Park. Located

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Lake Worth is an energetic city that has a lot to offer. Regardless of your age, here are a few fun things to do when you visit Lake Worth.

Playhouse

The Art Deco Society of Palm Beach County. Today, the Playhouse is proud to offer a variety of mainstream and alternative programming, both live and on film. Year-round programming includes award-winning dramas, comedies, musicals, area premieres, Broadway favorites, children’s shows, international ballets and operas in cinema, and live concert series.

Downtown Lake Worth

This vibrant downtown area is best described as colorful, artistic and bohemian. Along its two main streets, Lake Avenue and Lucerne Avenue, visitors can meander through the eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, art galleries,

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If you are looking for a quiet place to hike, away from development and busy streets, Pine Glades Natural Area has 6,651 acres of restored wetlands open residents of Palm Beach County. Located just west of Jupiter Farms and a short drive from Palm Beach Gardens and The Town of Jupiter, the park has nearly eight miles of hiking trails, a kayak launch, a covered picnic area, a wheelchair accessible restroom, and several boardwalks surrounded by the sounds and sights of natural Florida.

Pine Glades Natural Area is part of the Loxahatchee River watershed and the Northeast Everglades Natural Area. The site had been previously used for now-defunct agricultural purposes and was acquired a piece by piece over the course of 11 years. It faced extensive

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Florida, particularly South Florida, is famous for its wildlife. For those of you who love the water, here are a couple wildlife centers that you might want to visit.  

Manatee Lagoon

Manatee Lagoon is Florida Power & Light’s new eco-discovery center. This is your chance to see the manatees up close where they bask in the warm-water outflows from the power plant. The center includes exhibits, a boardwalk, picnic area, pavilion, cafe and gift shop. Even better, admission is free! 600 N. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach. 561-626-2833 For a sneak preview, check out the Manatee Cam on their website VisitManateeLagoon.com

Loggerhead Marinelife Center

You’ll fall in love with sea turtles! Loggerhead Marinelife Center promotes sea turtle education,

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Palm Beach County does a fantastic job of preserving its natural areas. For those who love the outdoors, here’s a guide to a few of the best places to go hiking in the Palm Beaches

Eagle Trail

Forming a loop around Gator Lake in Grassy Waters Preserve, the Eagle Trail tunnels through a tropical hammock to provide overlooks across the wet prairies of the Loxahatchee Slough and across the Lake. This short loop provides access to a pier for anglers and several excellent locations for birding. The Eagle Trail starts at a pier and picnic tables on the north side of Gator Lake, entering a narrow passage through a tropical hardwood hammock with myrsine, wild coffee, and cocoplum. The trail ascends a boardwalk through sawgrass on the edge of the

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