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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 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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Florida National Scenic Trail, or simply the "Florida Trail," runs through 1,300 miles ranging from the Big Cypress Preserve to the Gulf Islands. It's one of Florida's largest protected natural areas.

If you love hiking and live in South Florida, you’ve got to check out the Florida Trail especially now that it’s added a new section Cimarron, which extends west of State Road 85 in Crestview. This new path is 8.9 miles and dead-ends at the Yellow River. If you’re into wading through shallow waters, bushwhacking your way through trees and relaxing in a hammock at the end of it all, this is a trip for you.

The Florida Trail is a great way to experience South Florida’s ecosystem in all its glory. Kids will love it, and so will you!

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Hog Hammock Trail is one of West Palm Beach's newest trails, it is composed of crushed concrete and has lots of intermittent boardwalks. The area is a combination of restored and natural wetland communities including cabbage palm hammocks, mesic pine flatwoods, forested wetlands and cypress domes. Restrooms and water is available in the parking lot. The trail is perfect for a leisurely hike.

After walking or jogging the Hammock Trail you may want to head over to the Cypress Boardwalk which is about one mile away. Cypress is a mile-long boardwalk extending through marsh and cypress swamp. The boardwalk has lots of opportunities for viewing Florida’s flora and fauna. You can also stop by the Nature Center to speak with a naturalist or sign up for a

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The Juno Dunes Natural Area is a 569-acre preserve features miles of trails for biking and hiking, oceanfront tract facilities for easy beach access, boat slips on the Intracoastal Waterway, picnic tables, restrooms and a kiosk with informational brochures and maps.

Juno Dunes

The Juno Dunes Natural Area is a perfect place to experience the diversity of South Florida’s ecosystem in a single location. You and your family can take a leisurely stroll, relaxing bike ride or a fast-paced hike through any of the pristine natural trails.

This natural preserve is home to 12 unique, native ecosystems: beach dune, coastal strand, maritime hammock, hydric hammock, scrub, scrubby flatwoods, xeric hammock, mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, basin marsh,

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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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Palm Beach County has some of the best outdoor parks in the country. Wildlife, beaches and beautiful landscapes, Palm Beach County has it all. Here are a few of our favorite outdoor parks.

Riverbend Park

If you want to get a little history with your nature walk, Riverbend is the spot. It is adjacent to the Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park, site of two 1838 battles of the Second Seminole Indian War, and the Loxahatchee River, designated a National Wild and Scenic River, runs through it. There are 7 miles of equestrian trails and about 10 miles of walking trails. Fishing and picnicking areas, too.

Dyer Park

Located in Palm Beach Gardens between West Palm and Jupiter, Dyer is a 560-acre inland park is a good spot for running. There are

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Volleyball is a favorite pastime in the Palm Beaches. Especially now with the cool weather, what better way to spend a Saturday or Sunday than playing outdoor volleyball with friends and family? Here are a few great places to play some volleyball in the South Florida sun.

Burt Reynolds Park

Burt Reynolds Park in Jupiter is located in northern Palm Beach County and houses the Jupiter Chamber of Commerce and the River Center. This 35.55 acres park runs laterally along 2000 feet of the Intracoastal Waterway. It includes a sand volleyball court, six ramps for boat launching for those boating enthusiasts. There are also plenty of picnic shelters, some including grills. Saltwater fishing is also allowed within the area.

Burt Reynolds Park in

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John D. MacArthur Beach State Park stands out as an “island in time” by preserving the natural heritage of subtropical coastal habitat that once covered southeast Florida. It is the only state park in Palm Beach County, and an environmental treasure which has been preserved for present and future generations to come.

Located on Singer Island, guests can enjoy almost two miles of pristine beach, swimming, snorkeling, and fishing in the clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

This hidden gem includes a welcome center, a gift shop, kayak rentals, a children’s playground, nature trails, and picnicking facilities.

You might want to take advantage of the many Special Events offered in the Park throughout the year: children’s programs, guided

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The John D MacArthur State Park is the only state park located within Palm Beach County. The park was established in 1989 and the purpose of the park is to protect Florida’s southeast coast.

The state park is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Lake Worth Lagoon. The park features 438 acres of natural environment, more than seven species of plants and more than twenty-two species of animals that inhabit the park. Many of the animals that inhabit the park are either endangered or threatened.

Located throughout the park are the Maritime Hammock, which is an Indian word for a “shady place”. The maritime hammock is a thin strip of vegetation behind the beach dune and a mature hammock covered with large tropical trees. The Estuary at the John MacArthur

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Lyman Kayak Park in Lantana is a great place for paddlers to slip their human-powered vessels into the water away from the bustle of Sportsman’s Park, where the launch ramps are used mostly for powerboats.

The park’s 30 parking spaces also serve the patrons of shops and restaurants along Ocean Avenue. The park is at 106 N. Lake Drive, about a block north of Ocean Avenue. Parking is free but limited to three hours.

In addition to a kayak launching area and parking lot, the park features a 180-foot pier overlooking the Lake Worth Lagoon, open space covered with grass, bicycle racks and benches.

No dogs are allowed in the kayak park because of an ordinance that prohibits pets at all town facilities (except the dog park at Maddock Park on West

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