Jupiter is the northernmost outpost of Palm Beach County, which means easy access to natural lands along the Intracoastal Waterway, Atlantic Coastal Ridge, and the North Everglades Natural Area (NENA for short), where you’ll find the vast Ocean-to-Lake Greenway. It is the best area for backpacking in Southeast Florida, and a favorite of paddlers for the wild and scenic Loxahatchee River.
Activities by Map
- Tegus establish a foothold in Florida (7/31/2014) - It's big. It's colorful. And it's the newest non-native species to establish breeding populations in Florida. Meet the black and white tegu.
- Riverbend County Park (12/17/2008) - Another exploration last week was a full morning spent roaming through Riverbend County Park in Jupiter Farms. We’ve waited more than 10 years for this particular park to open, and now I understand why it took that long. It stands in stark contrast to adjacent Jonathan Dickinson State Park, which is a wild place for […]
- Sweetbay Natural Area (12/15/2008) - I’ve generally been curious about the evolving path of the Ocean to Lake Trail ever since I backpacked it in 2004 on the first annual Ocean to Lake Hike. While in Palm Beach County last week I took some time to trace some of the route and find out where it’s gone. Sweetbay Natural Area […]