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Kayaking is a fun outdoor activity that is naturally socially distanced. If you are looking for something fun and safe to do with your friends or family this summer, try kayaking at one of these great 5 locations around Florida.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park (Hobe Sound)

Paddle from the park down to the 1930s Trapper Nelson pioneer site on the Loxahatchee River which is one of two national Wild and Scenic Rivers in Florida. It's a great trip! floridastateparks.org/johathandickinson

T-n-T Hideaway (Wakulla)

Paddle the scenic spring-fed Wakulla River where you'll see herons alligators Swallow-tailed kites and other wildlife. The trip is six miles of easy paddling and you can also catch a shuttle to the upper Wakulla River Bridge to extend

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Located about an hour and a half north of Tampa, Crystal River is a great location for an outdoor day trip that you can take with your family. With everyone in Florida still doing their best to social distance, day trips—especially ones that involve outdoor activities are going to be the way to go this summer.

Here are a few things you and your family can do while visiting Crystal River:

Swim with the Manatees

Crystal River is known for being one of just a few places in Florida that native manatees flock to each year during the cooler months. The town of Crystal River and its surrounding waters are dotted with natural springs that remain around 72 degrees year-round, drawing in the manatees that can't survive in colder water.

Go Ziplining

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Encompassing the communities of Port Salerno, Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Indiantown, part of Jupiter Island, Hobe Sound and Hutchinson Island, Martin County serves up beautiful beaches and more than 75 parks – not to mention one of the most bio-diverse lagoon ecosystems in the nation, the St. Lucie Inlet.

Jensen Beach

Jensen Beach is bustling with excitement. Locals and visitors alike flock to the sandy shores of this park on Hutchinson Island. Several picnic pavilions, as well as volleyball courts, bathrooms and showers make this a complete all-ages park.

Stuart Beach

Stuart Beach overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and golden sand beach, featuring a 250-foot boardwalk. Volleyball and basketball courts are on site, as well as a playground

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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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Things are starting to get back to normal here in Jupiter and the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum has added a calendar of events for the month of July. Due to safety guidelines and restrictions, the events and tours are limited to a certain number of people so be sure to reserve your space and visitors are required to please wear a mask or facial covering.

July Events at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum

Lighthouse Sunset Tour: July 1st, July 8th, July 15th, July 22nd, and July 29th

Climb to the Top of the Lighthouse and take in the credible view of Jupiter and watch the sunset. The tours last approximately an hour and visitors will get a change to see inside the lighthouse watch room and watch the light illuminate the sky. Tickets are

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Love the great outdoors? Palm Beach County offers some of the most beautiful natural environments South Florida has to offer. Here are a few parks and places you and your family will enjoy exploring.

Ocean Inlet Park

Ocean Inlet Park is a beautiful oceanfront park in Boynton Beach, Florida. With over 600 feet of beach frontage in its 11.39 acres, the park is a quaint yet ample place for adventure and fun. Known for its snorkeling, Ocean Inlet Park is home to thousands of species of marine wildlife from reef fish, turtles, dolphins, crustaceans, birds and more.

The park has received rave reviews from local families and residents saying that the park offers plenty of shaded tables for picnics, clean restrooms, clean beaches, a marina, day slip,

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Many Fourth of July celebrations across South Florida and the country have been adjusting their firework shows to keep everyone safe and healthy. Many fireworks to celebrate America’s independence will still be going and some will be virtual for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

Here is a list of 4th of July Firework Celebrations happening in Florida this upcoming weekend.

Palm Beach County:

Boca Raton Fabulous Fourth: is a week-long virtual celebration starting June 27th through Saturday, July 4th. The fireworks will be shown on the Boca Raton Recreation social media pages and the City of Boca Raton’s YouTube channel.

North Palm Beach: The firework display is cancelled at the Country Club, but the Village of North Palm Beach is

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The perfect place to relax and unwind. Nestled at the base of the levee on the southeast shore of Lake Okeechobee, this small, peaceful park provides a natural setting for many Florida native plants and animals. Guests and wildlife share this natural habitat with mutual respect. Fishermen enjoy easy access to Lake Okeechobee using the boat ramp adjacent to the campground. Nature lovers enjoy hiking or biking the nearby Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail and bird watching.

Each of South Bay RV Campground's 72 paved RV sites has its own grill and picnic table, and includes cable TV, water, sewer and electric hook-ups at no additional charge (both 30 and 50 amp service available). Guests can relax around numerous ground fire rings throughout the park, and

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While the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park is "off the beaten path" it’s a place that is definitely worth a day trip for residents of South Florida. Here are some of the reasons you and your family will enjoy visiting the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park this summer.

New Mountain Bike Trail Loop

A nine-mile single track mountain biking and hiking trail developed and sponsored by the Suwannee Bicycle Association opened a couple of years ago. There was already a double-track 10-mile trail that overlooks the river.

Take a paddle on the Suwannee

The natural beauty of this unspoiled region of the Sunshine State quietly replenishes the soul. It’s no wonder that the nostalgic tune, "Old Folks At Home," initiated tourism

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The “River of Grass” is one of America’s great natural wonders. If you live in Florida and have yet to visit, this summer is the perfect time. Here are a few of the best entry points.

Big Cypress

Along the Tamiami Trail in the 720,000-acre wilderness of Big Cypress National Preserve, alligators line the canal banks like scaly, cold-blooded Lincoln logs. The reptiles reign in the swamp, particularly along the 25-mile Loop Road that leads off the main highway into the deep Everglades.

Fakahatchee Strand

Venture into Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park and you could see an elusive Florida panther, or a black bear, or the famous ghost orchid, which was featured in Susan Orlean’s best-selling book “The Orchid Thief” (which was made into a

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