Trip report

Riverbend Park Hike

Hiking/Walk DATE: 03/18/2017 - 03/18/2017

Trip/Event Location: Jupiter, FL

Trip Leader(s): JPHiker

Max # People: 10

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Easy

Riverbend Park, in northern Palm Beach County is a preserved historic site.  It was the setting in January 1838, of two battles during the Second Seminole War, and later saw the first attempts at

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

From I-95, take exit 87B (the appropriately named Indiantown Road, or Rt. 706) west for approximately 1.6 miles.  The park entrance will be on your left, or south side of the road.  There is construction going on, as they are replacing the Visitor Center and parking lot with new facilities.  Follow the signs to the current designated parking lot (the old Overflow Lot).  We will meet by the information sign by the parking area.  I will probably be wearing a Red Sox baseball cap.

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We could not have asked for a better day.  A great group of nine Florida Gay Outdoors guys, and a perfect "winter" day in South Florida.  We hiked a combination of trails along Jupiter's Riverbend Park, visiting a number of restored site that date back to the early 19th Century.  This was then a Seminole village, which was attacked twice in January 1832 by the U.S. Army during the Second Seminole War.  Among the restored sites, is the site of one of the Seminole villages, and a settler's homestead, complete with pig pen, chicken coop, and sawmill.  Most of the vegetation in this park consists of Florida native species, but occasionally we ran into a wild orange tree, or a blooming mango tree, remnants of the early days of settlement.  After the hike a few of us went over to the always wonderful Guanabana's, a tiki type bar/restaurant, sitting right next to the Loxahatchee river and the Intracoastal Waterway in Jupiter.  The food and company were both great, but sadly Guanabana's did not have any guanabana (soursop) items in its menu.  We'll have to come back when they are in season.

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