Snorkeling Adventure  LbNA # 22049

OwnerWisconsin Hiker      
Placed DateApr 26 2006
CountyPalm Beach
LocationNorth Palm Beach, FL
Found By TheMasses
Last Found May 27 2013
Hike Distance.5 mi
Last EditedMay 13 2016

Last checked/found: 26-APR-06

Time: 15-30 minutes
Terrain: level forested trail

Make your way to the state park on the north end of the island with the same name as a well-known sewing machine. There is a fee to enter the park (in 2006 the daily fee is $4 per vehicle).

Marine life is abundant along the offshore reefs and rock outcroppings within the park. These spectacular natural features, easily accessible from shore, make snorkeling a popular activity in the shallow waters. Snorkeling gives you a great view of all the interesting fish below the surface - lots of different shapes, sizes and colors!

During our vacation trip to Florida we weren’t equipped to hide an underwater box and didn’t want to encroach on the fragile dunes, so our snorkeling friend left the beach and came with us for a short hike further inland. We headed to the nature trail that is located in the northeast corner of the north parking lot. Hopefully you’ll be able to pickup an interesting (and helpful) trail guide at the trailhead.

We strolled along the trail until we reached a fork, then stayed to the starboard side. We passed a post with the number that a golfer shouts, then the past tense of eat, and a place to rest. We soon arrived at a meeting place, but continued onward until we passed a Majestic. This canopy tree can grow up to 80 feet. At the bend between the Majestic and the trail’s namesake, our friend dove into a strangler tree on the left that reminded him of coral formations and sea caves. Hopefully you can find him in the lower depths! (Please be gentle in handling him, he is a bit long and could therefore be a little fragile.)

If you have time, you may want to check out some of the other activities available at this park including beach walking, swimming, snorkeling (of course!), bird watching, a nature center (with an interesting movie), and kayaking.

Since we live a long way from Florida, we’d really appreciate a status message if you hunt for the box – Thanks!