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The Loxahatchee River has a rich history that spans centuries. The name "Loxahatchee" is derived from the Seminole language, with "Loxa" meaning turtle and "Hatchee" referring to river. The Seminole and Tequesta tribes were among the indigenous peoples who relied on the river's resources for sustenance and transportation, and to this day, fishing the Loxahatchee River is one of the best experiences in Jupiter, maybe all of South Florida. 

catching a snook while fishing the loxahatchee river

Quick History of the Loxahatchee River

During the 16th century, Spanish explorers, including Juan Ponce de León and Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, ventured into the area. However, it was not until the late 19th century that European settlers began to establish permanent communities along the river. In the late

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Owning a boat can come with a lot of expensive fees. Luckily for us there are plenty of boat clubs that you can join to avoid the hassle and responsibility of owning a boat. For a membership fee you can access a boat’s club wide range of boats for every boating adventure. 

Here is a guide to the local boat clubs to consider joining.

Jupiter Pointe Club and Marina

Located in Tequesta, this marina has a wide variety of options from an annual membership to a limited plan where you can rent a boat for half a day. All new members are required to take a boating class prior to going out on the water. Jupiter Pointe is also home to the popular Blue Pointe Bar and Grill to grab a bite to eat before heading out on the water for the day. 


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Jupiter is famous for its stunning natural beauty and diverse ecosystems. Among its many hidden treasures, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area stands out as a captivating destination for nature enthusiasts and history lovers alike. And within this enchanting landscape lies Cato's Bridge, providing an outstanding experience in the heart of Jupiter. While Cato's Bridge itself is primarily just a bridge, the Indian River and Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area around the bridge offer opportunities for snorkeling and swimming, paddleboarding and kayaking, fishing, and wildlife spotting.

Start With the Lighthouse:

Cato's Bridge, named after Jupiter's first lighthouse keeper, Samuel Cato, holds significant historical

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To most Floridians, a palm tree is just another tree. To outsiders, a palm tree symbolizes a fresh start or new beginning. It is that feeling you get while departing from the airport and you instantly become surrounded by stunning palms everywhere you look that changes your whole perspective. It gives you the overwhelming feeling of paradise with each frond and you ask yourself “Why haven’t I moved here yet?” Here in Palm Beach County, renowned for its tropical beauty and lush landscapes, there is a stunning array of palm tree species, each possessing its own unique characteristics and distinct charm.

Royal Palm

Among the most majestic and iconic palm trees in Palm Beach County is the Royal Palm. With its towering height of up to one hundred feet,

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It is a trend that has been going on for decades, and one that was accelerated by the prevalence of work-from-home jobs and increasing economic contrasts. Between July 2021 and July 2022, the number of people who moved to Florida far surpassed the number of people who left: by more than a quarter million. That's enough to take the top spot in the U.S. in terms of net population gain, and among those people, New Yorkers made up the highest percentage. As a matter of fact, more New Yorkers moved to Florida in 2022 than any other year. So, if you're now one of the many people considering moving to Florida from NY, here are some things to know before heading south:

truck in the process of moving to Florida from NY

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Florida is generally lower than in many parts of

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center hosts a variety of events every day.  The sea turtle research and rehabilitation center added Rescue to Release Virtual Theater Show every day that has become a popular event. 

The event is a virtual realty experience that allows visitors to follow a sea turtles journey from rescue to release back into the ocean. The narrated event uses virtual reality headsets that takes visitors through real action scenes of a sea turtle being rescued, through the hospital and rehabilitation process, and being released back into the ocean. 

The event costs $5 dollars per person and the event is recommended those 8 years old and up. 

Rescue to Release VR Theater Show Details:

When: Monday through Sunday

Time: 1 pm 

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Every Wednesday in the month of June, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting their weekly Five Flags Over Jupiter Inlet Event. The event includes a guided tour to learn about the rich military history of the Jupiter Lighthouse. 

The Five Branches of the United States Armed Forces have contributed more than 150 years to the history of the iconic red lighthouse. 

Space is limited to 20 people per week and those who attend will learn about how the Army constructed the Lighthouse before the Civil War, the history of a WWII Naval Building, personal stories of the Coast Guard Lighthouse Keepers, and much more. 

The event is free with the purchase of general admission. 

For tickets and more information, click here.

Five Flags Over

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When it comes to natural wonders, Florida may not be the first place that comes to mind. However, hidden along the state's southeastern coast lies a gem that is truly unlike anything else you will find in the Sunshine State.

Blowing Rocks Preserve is a 73-acre conservation area located on Jupiter Island. What makes it so special is the fact that it is the largest exposed section of Anastasia limestone on Florida's east coast. This unique geological formation creates a mesmerizing spectacle when waves crash against the rocks, shooting up to fifty feet in the air. It is a breathtaking natural phenomenon that leaves visitors in awe.

But Blowing Rocks Preserve is not just about its stunning scenery. The preserve also boasts a rich ecosystem, making it a

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Saturday mornings, join others and help keep our beautiful beaches clean. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach hosts a Self-Guided Beach Clean Up on Saturday mornings. 

No registration or payment is required to participate in the event. Simply just show up to the beach with gloves and a bucket and help keep our beaches clear from trash and debris. The Beach Clean Up happens at the beach near the Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

The Self-Guided Beach Clean Up has become such a popular event that the Loggerhead Marinelife Center has added it to their events calendar once a week. Helping to take part in keeping our beaches clean helps protect our beautiful blue ocean, intracoastal, and help to protect our marinelife. 

Beach Clean Up Details:

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With the summer weather fast approaching, getting out on the water is one of South Florida’s most popular outdoor activities. Since 2010, the State of Florida has required anyone born after January 1st, 1988, to obtain their Boater Safety Identification Card by taking an approved state course if they wish to get behind the wheel of a boat. 

Florida does not have a “boating license” but a Boating Safety Education Identification Card. The card is proof of a successful completion of the course and a pass on the exam.  The Identification Card is valid for life and no renewal fees or continuing education course is required once the course is completed and the exam is passed. However, you are asked to continue to review and follow the current boating

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