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Riverbend County Park
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An osprey builds a nest atop a snag at Riverbend County Park in Jupiter.
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9060 Indiantown Road
Jupiter

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Most county parks you can hike or bike; many can be seen via canoe or kayak. These options are all available at Riverbend County Park in the north end of Palm Beach County, plus one more. Horseback.

Riverbend has nearly 10 miles of hiking/biking trails, generally wide enough to accomodate those on foot and those on pedal without conflict, plus five miles of waterways. There are also about seven miles of equestrian trails throughout the park. They are separated from the others, so again no conflict between modes. There are concessionaires offering bike and canoe/kayak rentals within the park; horse rentals not so much.

The Loxahatchee River is the setting for this 680-acre county park. There are ponds and lakes and sloughs throughout Riverbend's confines. There are cypress woods and marshes, and a few open meadows. Species we've spotted there in include osprey, pilated woodpecker, red-bellied woodpecker, wild turkey, peacock, eastern gray squirrel and marsh rabbit.

Within Riverbend is the site of the Battle of Loxahatchee, fought during the Second Seminole War. The park is also part of the Loxahatchee Wild and Scenic River.


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