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There are a lot of fun, free activities for you and your family to do together this Summer in the Palm Beaches, here are 5 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.

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Wellington, FL is a great place to live and it has a lot to offer South Florida families. Here are a few fun, outdoor adventures that you and your kids will enjoy.

Panther Ridge

Part habitat, part haven, part labor of feline love, the Panther Ridge Conservation Center is above all else a home for some of the world’s most beautiful and endangered big cats.

Hot Shots Paintball

Hot Shots Paintball is a great way to spend the day if you have older or teenage kids or grandkids. You can’t go wrong with a day at the paintball park!

Okeeheelee Nature Center

2.5 miles of trails winding through 90 acres of pine flatwoods and wetlands. Highlights include hands-on exhibits, animal encounters and a nature related gift shop. Marvel at our birds of

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The Village of Wellington is one of South Florida’s most family-friendly communities. Here are a few of our favorite activities for Wellington families.

Tiger Shark Cove

Tiger Shark Cove, an ocean-themed playground, and Scott’s Place, located right next to the amphitheater. The playgrounds are well-maintained by the town (sun shades were recently installed at Scott’s Place) and great for kids of all ages.

The Polo Club

The International Polo Club Palm Beach is one of the most popular places to watch “the sport of kings” in the world. The local polo season opens on the first Sunday in January and concludes 16 weeks later. Polo matches are open to the public, and tickets start at just $10. So, while when you think polo, you might not think

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is hosting their 8th Annual Run 4 The Sea 2019 on Saturday, June 15th. The 4-mile run supports the Center’s mission of sea turtle research and rehabilitation and ocean conservation.

The run is timed and will run along A1A in Juno Beach and Jupiter. The run is on June 15th and is open to all walkers and runners who wish to participate. Kids can join in on the fun and participate in the 1-mile Kids Fun Run that will start after the 4-mile run has begun. Parents can either cheer their child on or run with them at no additional charge. The cost for the Fun Run is $20 dollars per child and the cost includes the run, a child’s t-shirt and a medal.

The 4-mile Run 4 The Sea starts at 7 am and is open to runners

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Being able to enjoy the outdoors all year round is one of the great benefits of living in the Palm Beaches. What better way to do that than while you’re out to eat? Here are a few of our favorite outdoor restaurants in Palm Beach County.

Waterway Café

Locals have been flocking to the Waterway Café for nearly 30 years, so they must be doing something right. The sun-drenched deck gives you a front-row seat to the Intracoastal, while thatched tiki huts offer plenty of shade (and adult beverages!). Order everything from steaks to sandwiches, or radio it in from your boat and take it to go for an authentic taste of life in The Palm Beaches.


Guanabanas is, perhaps, the most popular restaurant in all of Jupiter. The palm-fringed

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This Saturday, June 8th, is World Oceans Day where people around the world celebrate and honor the ocean.

Celebrations begin at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton on 9 am on Saturday and then again at noon on Sunday. The day’s activities include: coloring activities, learning experiences, games and activities, a chance to create recycles artwork, take a picture with the sea turtle mascot Luna, tour the Nature Center, Food trucks and much more.

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is celebrating by hosting a Beach Clean Up on Saturday morning at 8:30 am. Those who wish to attend are asked to bring a bucket and gloves to help keep our beaches and oceans clean from litter and trash. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is also hosting several other

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Sailfish Splash Waterpark in Stuart is a great way to spend the day with your kids or grandkids this summer. The publicly owned waterpark was first established in 2010 and has since become a beloved part of the Stuart community’s character.

There are few things more fun for kids than a waterpark and, unlike many other parks, Sailfish Splash is inexpensive and very well maintained. You can relax comfortably as your kids have fun, ride the slides and swim in the expansive, Olympic swimming pool.

Sailfish Splash

Sailfish Splash Waterpark sells around 13,000 season passes annually, generating $400,000 in net revenue for the local Stuart government. The facility has contributed more than $10,000,000 in economic impact within the community since

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Join the group from Blue Friends and Lynne Wells on the third Saturday of the month for the monthly Beach Clean Up. This Saturday, June 8th is the next clean up on Juno Beach.

The cleanup starts at 8:30 am and the cleanup last approximately an hour. Following will be a light breakfast provided and sponsored by Whole Foods Market in Palm Beach Gardens and Another Broken Egg Café in Jupiter. Complimentary coffee will be provided by Oceana Coffee.

You are asked to bring gloves, a bucket, closed toed shoes to help clean up the beach and help keep our beaches clean for the sea turtles and other Marinelife.

To participate in the Beach Clean Up, please RSVP to Lynne at bluefriends@marinelife.org. For more information about the event, click here.

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There’s nothing quite like a South Florida airboat ride, especially now that it’s officially summer. West Palm Beach Airboat Rides is a great place to go to do just that. West Palm Beach Airboat rides offers private airboat rides in the Florida Everglades. Their tours of the Everglades are custom and private for your needs.

West Palm Beach Airboat rides, the ramp for which is Parkland Florida, all kinds of different airboat packages so you can create the perfect adventure for you and your family.

Sure Palm Beach has a lot of attractions like golf, fishing charters and lots of beaches but there is only one place in the world like the Everglades, and the only way to explore it like a true Floridian is on an airboat.

Prices range from $275 to

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Quaker merchant Jonathan Dickinson, after whom South Florida’s beloved Jonathan Dickinson State Park is named, was on a business trip from Jamaica to Philadelphia in 1669 when on September 23rd his ship foundered and ran ashore off of what is now Jupiter Island.

From there Dickinson and his family made a grueling and perilous two-month trek to St. Augustine. During the journey Dickinson recorded much of what they encountered in his journal which in-turn became the first detailed account of the Palm Beach region, it describes, among other things, several Florida’s now vanished early Indian tribes.

Here’s a short expert from Dickinson’s thoroughly interesting journal:

After we had traveled about five miles along the deep sand, the sun

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