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Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail SEGMENT 19: PALM BEACH / L


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This segment on the Gold Coast features a wealth of historical sites, state parks and aquatic preserves. After eleven miles of paddling through Lake Worth and past developments, golf courses and marinas, you'll reach Peanut Island. The 86-acre site offers camping, nature trails, a maritime museum and best of all, the John F Kennedy Bunker, constructed as a temporary command post during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. Three miles north of Peanut Island is the John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, featuring a unique mixture of coastal and tropical hammock and mangrove forest on a barrier island. Here the ICW bears left and narrows for a long stretch before opening up into the Loxahatchee River and eventually into the Jupiter Inlet. The segment terminates at the expansive Jonathan Dickinson State Park and River Campground.

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  • Additional Notes Since the route follows the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), special precautions should be taken in the narrow portions of the ICW regarding boat traffic; be wary of large boats and their wakes., Length of Trail (in miles) 29, Nearby Cities West Palm Beach, Juno Beach


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