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Free guided nature walks on Fridays at Riverbend Park, Jupiter

Walking in nature has been shown to have a wide range of health benefits, both physical and mental. Experts say it can not only help reduce stress, but it also may improve one's mood, boost creativity, and even improve cognitive function. So, grab the sunscreen and bug repellant, your comfy walking shoes, and if you have a walking stick, take it along, too. 

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Naturalist walks: Fridays, 9 a.m., Riverbend Park, Jupiter. It's free and all ages are welcome; reservations required. Each week naturalists take visitors on a 1-hour guided walk exploring park trails. It’s a great way to become familiar with the plant and animal habitats, trails and historic events of the park. Call 561-741-1359 to reserve. Activities promote environmental awareness, conservation, and recreation. The park has nearly 10 miles of hiking and biking trails, 7 miles of equestrian trails and 5 miles of canoeing and kayaking waterways along the scenic Loxahatchee River. 

To register for this or other programs, follow these steps:

Online — Select the “Online Services” tab at the top of the Parks & Recreation public programs page and click on Register/Pay for the nature program. You can log into Webtrac or create an account from there.

Photo credit: Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department

Note: Pets are not allowed in wildlife management areas, with the exception of service animals, as defined by ADA regulations. Riverbend Park is at 9060 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33478. 

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