Jupiter and Intracoastal Waterway Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This relaxing route highlights the contrast between Old Florida, with secluded mangrove channels and tiny sandy beaches, and the contemporary Florida dredge-and-fill canal development with parks, golf courses, and sumptuous architect-designed properties backing onto dredged waterways. I enjoy this particular route, which typifies much of the character of east-coast Florida, with the Intracoastal Waterway south toward the Florida Keys. It shows a land of gated communities, private docks with personal motor yachts, and bug-screened swimming pools. Yet despite the number of power boats and fenced sections of waterway, this is also an area where manatees and wild birds can be seen almost anywhere.
On the east coast, development is accelerating at a crazy pace. Paddling this area I was acutely aware of a new road bridge under construction, the natural waterfront of mangrove and slash pine being ripped out to make way for further development, and the packing of new buildings into the remaining spaces along the waterfront."