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South Florida is a great place to live if you enjoy the outdoors. Everyone knows about its miles and miles of beaches and palm trees, but many don’t realize that South Florida also has some of the most scenic state parks in the country. Here’s a guide to the best state parks in South Florida.

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park boasts tangles of mangrove swamps, trails that meander through canopies of trees, and a vast walkway that traverses a lagoon – never mind almost two miles of unspoiled Atlantic beach.

Nestled on a barrier island, this is the only Florida state park in Palm Beach County. It also offers swimming, fishing, educational programs, special events, kayak rentals, and exceptional snorkeling, as

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There’s nothing better than bringing your kids to a day at the zoo. It’s something they will love and, without even realizing it, learn from. If you live in South Florida, there are a lot of local options. Here are a few of our favorite South Florida zoos to visit with your kids.

The Monkey Jungle

The Monkey Jungle is in Miami so you can finally explore the rainforest without leaving South Florida. This tour allows you to get up close and personal with monkeys in their natural habitat, and you can even feed them. The cost is a bit steep at nearly $90 per person but with that comes a first-hand experience that many people feel is worth more than the price of admission.

McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary

McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary in West Palm

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Cinquez Park, located at 2183 West Indiantown Road in Jupiter, is a new dog park which has joined other dog friendly “off leash” fun spots in addition to the beach.  Under the direction of their owners, a dog park is a safe place for dogs to exercise and play off-leash in a secure environment.  Most canine parks characteristically offer a 6' fence, separate gated entries for large and small breeds, water, shade for hot days and benches for humans.  The dog park should have regular maintenance and sanitizing of the grounds.

Cities are opening dog parks because the demand continues to increase. The number of dog parks have increased 20% over the past five years. Wandering freely is positive for dogs. Studies show that leads can cause dogs to become

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What’s better than a golden retriever? 100 golden retrievers playing on a Jupiter beach and a golden retriever parade.

Pictured on the right are litter mates and AKC Champions "Brody", "Yeager", and "Doak", provided by Jupiter Farms resident Bryan Amadio.

If you have one (or two or three) of these flaxen furballs, it’s that time of year in Jupiter to meet distant cousins and frolic with familiar friends at the 2018 Jupiter Golden Jubilee!

The event will kick-off on November 3rd at 10 am at mile marker #27 at Jupiter’s Dog Beach for a “Blessing of the Pups” and photos. After the announcements and blessings, the pups will have a chance to socialize and play on the beach.

At 4:30 pm,  Pucci and Catana at Harbourside Place will host an auction,

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Jupiter is home to one of the few remaining dog-friendly beaches in the state of Florida, and dog moms and dads from all around frequent here to let fido play and socialize. Owner-supervised dogs are permitted to run free for the 2.5-mile stretch from beach marker #25 at Marcinski Road going north to beach marker #59 on the south end of Carlin Park.

 

Jupiter's Dog beach is located just north of Juno Pier at 2188 Marcinski Road, Jupiter, FL 33477.

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Sea turtles tell us the health of our oceans, and the oceans tell us the health of our planet. Loggerhead Marinelife Center(LMC) in Juno Beach is working diligently to conserve the health of our ocean ecosystems through public education, research, and rehabilitation with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. In 2019, they will break ground on their much needed expansion campaign, “Waves of Progress”.

Between operation of the sea turtle hospital and the Juno Beach Pier, LMC welcomes more than 450,000 guests each year. As Palm Beach County grows, LMC is preparing for the next phase in development by significantly increasing their educational capacity, doubling their hospital capacity, and significantly expanding their research

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Families in Southeast Florida include family, friends and pets, especially our four-legged fury friends. Fido may love playing in the water just as we do.  Deerfield Beach borders the Atlantic Ocean in Broward County and known for its immaculate beaches and small crowds. It is also known for its parks system which includes Woofing Waters Water Park.

The dog park is located within Quiet Waters Park, 401 South Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach. Woofing Waters is an active canines dream come true.   Situated at the northwest corner of Quiet Waters Park it consists of two fun filled-acres.

The dog-gone facility contains two sections: one designated for bigger dogs and the other for smaller dogs. Within the large dog area is a spray fire hydrant, a

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Celebrate family fun with Halloween on the water at Harbourside Place, 200 U.S. Highway One, Jupiter and pick the perfect pumpkin on Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Families can explore 45 different merchants, a fun children’s costume contest, trick-or-treating, a photo opportunity area, balloon artists and face painting.

This FREE autumn shindig is hosted by the Chasin a Dream Foundation.  They aid families with children who are battling cancer, cystic fibrosis and other life-threatening illnesses. The foundation offers life changing assistance year-round to the community and with locals helping locals. Events are held year-round where your donations go directly to the children and their families, giving your generous gifts maximum impact. 

Join

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Bring your little ones this weekend to trick-or-treat at Boo at the Zoo this Friday through Sunday. The Palm Beach Zoo is prepared with over 125,000 pieces of candy, a costume contest for ages 12 and under with WILD prizes, character meet and greets, a kids DJ, and animal encounters are imminent.

The costume contests will take place at noon and 6:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as noon on Sundays. Kids have the chance to win animal experiences and zoo memberships.

The Kid-Friendly DJ plays at Fountain Plaza 9am-3:30pm and 5pm-9pm.

A face painter will be in the Fountain Plaza 9am-3pm and 5pm-9pm.

Admission prices range from $5-$22.95, and kids under 3 are free. For more information, GO HERE.

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If you like to play dress-up with your pooch, or you just enjoy seeing how creative other dogs moms and dads in Palm Beach can be, CityPlace has the event for you.

 

On October 28th, show up ready to be overwhelmed with cuteness, or enter your pet in the Howl-O-Ween pet costume contest at CityPlace in Downtown West Palm Beach. Registration begins at 11am, and you must be registered by 11:45am in order to participate in the contest at noon.

 

There is a minimum $5 donation per pet, and four lucky finalists will win prizes.

Don’t have a dog??? Meet adorable adoptable pets from Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League from 11am-3pm, and NAME YOUR OWN ADOPTION FEES!

There will also be a pet photographer, music, games, and more.

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