The first settlers to settle the area called it Lake Worth, named after Major General William Jenkins Worth, who fought in the Second Seminole War. During the 1860s, settlers struggled to clear land for crops and houses. By 1872, the first permanent pioneers had moved to Palm Beach. Palm Beach received its name from a shipwreck that brought coconuts to the area. Despite the fact that coconuts were not native to the area, early settlers planted coconut trees and soon after, the city was named Palm Beach.
For those who prefer to hike and bike trails, Palm Beach County offers many of them. There are several nature preserves and parks, including Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Visitors can also go equestrian riding along the trails, enjoy paved and off-road biking trails, and hike the beautiful nature trails. The city is also home to migratory birds and resident gopher tortoises. Regardless of your preference, you’ll be sure to find a trail that suits your needs.
If you’re looking for a place to view a variety of birds, you can visit the Florida Bird Sanctuary. Visitors should bring binoculars or a cell phone with a bird-watching app to identify the species. This will make the experience both more educational and more enjoyable. The only drawback of this outdoor activity is that there’s no shade, so it’s important to wear sun protection. Drinking water is not provided at the site.
The Okeeheelee Nature Center is located in Okeeheelee Park, where you can stroll along the 2.5-mile nature trail. The trails wind past a variety of ponds and feature pine flatwoods. Those who wish to explore nature in more depth should visit the Okeeheelee Nature Center, which is open from sunrise to sunset. The Okeeheelee Park Nature Trails are available to visitors, and are open to the public from sunrise to sunset.
Visitors can choose from a variety of activities while visiting Palm Beach. If you’re unsure of where to start, download a map and planning tool so you can plan your trip. The official visitors guide also includes information about the area’s attractions. The Official Visitors Guide is an essential resource when visiting this destination. It’s the perfect place to explore the history of Palm Beach and its people. The area is a great place to spend the winter months.
Golf enthusiasts will also enjoy the many golf courses in the Palm Beaches. This area is home to the PGA Honda Classic, the oldest golf tournament in Florida. Among the most beautiful courses are The Breakers, which is Florida’s oldest golf course. The Breakers Ocean Course boasts hundreds of palm trees and six lakes, creating a tropical paradise unlike anywhere else. For golf enthusiasts, a trip to Palm Beach wouldn’t be complete without a visit to PGA National Resort & Spa. There, you can enjoy five top-quality golf courses, including The Palmer course designed by Arnold Palmer.
During your stay in Palm Beach, don’t miss an opportunity to savor local, organic foods. A visit to a local farmer’s market will allow you to get a taste of the local cuisine. For breakfast, head over to the GreenMarket on the waterfront, where local vendors set up tents in the Intracoastal. While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up some cider doughnuts. There’s also an opportunity to watch dogs while sipping coffee. Among other places, try the Loic Bakery for the best croissants outside of France. Try Pumphouse Coffee Roasters for the best single-origin brews, Swank Specialty Produce, and Bread by Johnny for some of the finest artisanal cheeses and breads.