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Riverbend Park

Riverbend Park 2014 Update

The enhancements to Riverbend Park have been completed for a while now, and we've been there a few times with our bikes. There are about 10 miles of compressed shellrock biking/hiking trails, and they're a lot of fun, and there's tons of varied scenery. There are also around 7 miles of horse-riding trials, along with equestrian parking. Plenty of picnic tables are provided, and there are something like four large pavilions available by reservation, and another 8 single-table first-come/first-served picnic shelters with grills. The outfitter, open Thursday-Sunday, rents bikes, as well as canoes and kayaks for traveling the 5 miles of waterways. Another cool section of the park is a replica "Florida cracker" homestead, with an operation sawmill (you'll have to check the county's website for events when the mill will be running) . Riverbend Park is also the site of the Second Seminole War Loxahatchee Battleground.

Riverbend Park is open from sunrise to sunset.

Original Article

400-year-old trees aren't something we get to see here in South Florida too often, so I jumped at the chance! Riverbend Park has quite a history alongside the trees - from Indian settlements and battles, to citrus groves, to trailer parks, this site has seen it all! The park sits along the magnificent Loxahatchee River, one of the best in the state for canoeing. A massive restoration effort has been in progress, and the park, previously open only for river access, is now offering guided tours of the land. The park houses a canoe rental concession; reservations are required for guided tours.

Location:

9060 Indiantown Rd
Jupiter FL 33478
561-966-6600
665 acres

Web site:

http://www.pbcgov.com/parks/riverbend/#.U62_3d7D_IU


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