Hop in a canoe and navigate the cypress and mangrove swamps of the Loxahatchee River, one of only two rivers in Florida with a “Wild and Scenic” designation. A popular shove-off point is Riverbend Park, which also offers horse trails and hiking through Seminole Indian historic sites. Right in town, the turquoise lagoons of DuBois Park and Jupiter Beach Park are ideal for swimming, stand-up paddle-boarding and snorkeling.
There’s plenty to do on dry land in Jupiter, too. Towering above the coast, the brick-red Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is one of the oldest and most iconic structures in The Palm Beaches. Climb all 105 feet to the top for a gull’s-eye view of the coast; afterwards, wear your best flip-flops to Guanabana’s, Square Grouper Tiki Bar and other low-key local favorites for fresh-caught seafood, tropical drinks and killer views (you can even arrive by boat).