In south Florida, March is always my favorite month to enjoy and explore the outside environment. This year the first day of spring is March 20 and I can’t think of a better way to welcome in the season, than to join us for our annual FREE ENTRY, outdoor festival event, NatureScaping. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 10-3:00 p.m. We will be celebrating the...
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John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
Welcome to John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
A unique mixture of coastal and tropical hammock and mangrove forest, this barrier island provides a haven for several rare or endangered native tropical and coastal plant species. The park's Nature Center shows visitors why the park is a biological treasure. Visitors can swim, picnic, and surf at the beach; scuba diving and snorkeling are also popular activities. Birdwatchers can see herons, brown pelicans, terns, sandpipers, and gulls. Anglers can fish in the lagoon by wading, kayaking, or canoeing. They can also fish from non-swimming areas of the beach.