New Year’s Resolutions & Bucket Lists South Florida Style!

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New Year’s Resolutions & Bucket Lists South Florida Style!



New Year’s Resolutions & Bucket Lists South Florida Style!

Whether you are looking to make South Florida your permanent home, or are planning a seasonal residency, during the winter season, you will find that we South Floridians have an interesting take on New Year’s resolutions and bucket lists.

Experts agree that by far, the number one resolution for most adults in the United States (US) is to get more physically fit. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “If you’re thinking, “How can I meet the guidelines each week?” don’t worry. You’ll be surprised by the variety of activities you have to choose from.”

South Floridians who reside in our coastal communities have hundreds of miles of beach to walk, yet most are not aware of our extensive walking trails throughout St. Lucie, Martin, and Palm Beach Counties. Making good use of these picturesque hiking trails; locals not only addresses the New Year’s resolution to get more physically fit, but may also check off “spending time in nature” and “spending time with family.” Hence, by exploring any one of these hidden gems on a regular basis, you already may have tackled three of your New Year’s goals.

According to Florida Hikes!, Despite dense coastal populations, South Florida offers wilderness on a grand scale.” Here are a few of our favorites:

Oak Hammock Park – Buried in a sea of development in Port St. Lucie, Oak Hammock Park is one of those little gems that shouldn’t be missed, thanks to its dense hammock of live oaks.

Rafael Sanchez Trail – Snaking through an oh-so-slender slice of the rocky Okeechobee Ridge, the relict shoreline of Lake Okeechobee, the Rafael Sanchez Trail stays in deep shade for its 5.7 mile traverse of this skinny stretch of forest.

Kitching Creek Loop – Burrowing deep into the backwoods of vast Jonathan Dickinson State Park, the Kitching Creek Loop showcases the beauty of pine flat woods and cypress drainages towards the Loxahatchee River.

Limestone Creek Natural Area – In Jupiter, right around the corner from Florida’s Turnpike, Limestone Creek Natural Area is a green gem in the eastern corridor of the Northeast Everglades Natural Area.

Florida Trail, Pahokee to Port Mayaca
– The sweep of Lake Okeechobee curves away from your perch on the Herbert Hoover Dike as you walk this section of the Florida Trail along the eastern side of the lake between Pahokee and Port Mayaca.

Moreover, according to the good folks at®, “As 2015 comes to an end and you start writing your New Year’s resolutions, we have a few suggestions we’d like to make for your lists. Pencil in a few of these places right below your boring goals about losing five pounds and exercising more, and we’re sure you’ll have a better year. Visit all of them for the best year ever.”

They provide a great list including Key West, Florida Caverns State Park, the Everglades, St. Augustine and much more.

There are dozens more to choose from, thanks to our friends at Florida Hikes! there really is no excuse not to follow through with those resolutions in Florida. We here at Water Pointe Realty Group just love to share helpful and interesting information, and assist potential new residents discover that being a Floridian is a unique lifestyle. We are looking forward to communicating with our past, present, and future clients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, and Jupiter waterfront homeowners. Please make sure to visit our Home Buyers Services page to give you some great information about the first steps to becoming a client with Water Pointe Realty Group.

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Soon, you too, could say, #thisisthelife

Article by: Jeannie M. Ferrara

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