Palm Beach Relocation Guide

SPR-SUM 2016

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If freshwater fishing is more your thing, you owe it to yourself to spend a day on Lake Okeechobee, whose southeastern shoreline forms part of the western edge of Palm Beach County and is only about an hour drive from West Palm Beach. The Big O – as locals call it – is the best largemouth bass fishing lake in the state. It's the second-largest freshwater lake – next to Lake Michigan – contained entirely within the contiguous 48 states, so there are plenty of spots to anchor or just drift, or you could hire one of the local guides to lead you to the hot spots. Fishing doesn't tickle your outdoor fancy? No problem. There are also several recreational parks that offer an array of other outdoor activities from biking paths to water skiing, all of which are at your beckoning call 365 days a year, thanks to the county's year-round tropical weather. Here's a sampling: BIKING Fifteen of the 83 county parks have paved bicycle paths that provide a safe venue for cycling enthusiasts. Three of them offer mountain bike trails for those who are looking for a more challenging or exuberant ride. Dyer Park in West Palm Beach has a 4.7-mile single- track perimeter trail and a 2.4-mile trail called the "Hill" that is built upon a former landfill that has been converted into a winding-climbing trail that is the only location in the South Florida region with appreciable climbs and descents. There are also single-track trails at Okeeheelee Park (3.2 miles) just west of West Palm Beach and West Delray Regional Park (2.5 miles) in Delray Beach. CAMPING The 726-acre family-oriented John Prince Park in Lake Worth has a 48-acre campground situated next to Lake Osborne that includes a ramp to launch water- craft. Peanut Island is | CONTINUED PAGE 160 > BOATING Locat i o n, l ocat i o n, l ocat i o n. T hat ref ra i n of ten i s h ea rd i n reference to business and real estate. It also applies to those who enjoy boating and being on the water, and there's plenty of water available to navigate for Palm Beach County residents. The Atlantic Ocean is Palm Beach Count y's front doorstep, providing 45 miles of shoreline with access for every size of boat from four inlets and the Gulf Stream only 3 miles offshore. There's nothing like the scent of salt air on a balmy afternoon. A short distance inland stretches the Intracoastal Waterway, which includes numerous marinas scattered along its route. There is also several restaurants along the way that provide docking space for boaters looking for a bite to eat or relaxing over cocktails. Lake Okeechobee, the second-largest freshwater lake entirely within the United States that encompasses 488.,000 acres, forms par t of the count y's western border and is renowned for its largemouth bass fshing. A handful of other smaller inland lakes also provide boating opportunities, the largest being 540-acre Lake Mangonia. The Palm Beach Yacht Club is a world-class marina located in the heart of the county in West Palm Beach and is a short distance from the Palm Beach-Lake Worth Inlet. The marina is open to the public on a frst-come-frst-serve basis and can accommodate yachts up to 150 feet, as well as sport fshing boats and sailing vessels. Loggerhead Marina has fve facilities in the county from Jupiter to Lantana, with wet and/or dry storage available. Those who enjoy boating, but don't own or care to own a vessel, can join the Palm Beach Boat Club, which offers a variety of membership plans and has a feet of boats ranging from luxury motor yachts to center-console fshing boats and cabin cruisers. andYachting c r a f t . P e a n u t I s l a n d i s | C O N T I N U E D P A G E 1 6 0 > m e m b e r s h i p p l a n s a n d h a s a f m o t o r y a c h t s t o c e n t e r - c o n s o l e f s h i P A L M B E A C H R E L O C A T I O N G U I D E . C O M 157

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