Day Trippin’

Day Trippin’: Trapper Nelson’s Zoo and Jungle Garden

Trapper Nelson Interpretive Site

Three miles down the Loxahatchee River, where it meanders through the Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound near Jupiter, is Trapper Nelson’s Zoo and Jungle Garden, or what is left of it. The site is accessible only by canoe, boat or tour boat. A slow excursion on the tour boat, the Loxahatchee Queen III, offers views of tropical vegetation […]


Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards

Lakeridge opened its doors in Clermont in February 1989, along the hills of what is known as the Lake Wales Ridge—a ridge of sand running about 150 miles north and south through the center of the state. In the early ’90s another company-owned vineyard (Lafayette Vineyards in Tallahassee) merged with Lakeridge in Clermont, quickly increased its production, and became Florida’s […]

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