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Lake Worth Blueway Community


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Lake Worth's east coast sits between the Atlantic Ocean and the Lake Worth Lagoon, with neighboring cities of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Lantana, and Boynton Beach. The community has a solid reputation of accepting cultural diversity, promoting community and environmental awareness, and known for being open to all ways of life and lifestyle preferences.  Likewise, no matter what stage in life you are in, while visiting Lake Worth you can enjoy over 1,000 historic buildings (with six historic districts), a downtown and beach area that is currently under renovation to make it more up-to-date and eye-pleasing to the area, and unique, individual residential neighborhoods of 37,000 inhabitants. The city was officially incorporated in 1912, but was initially settled in 1896 by Henry Flagler when he extended his rail line south from West Palm Beach.

Lakeworth.org states, “Over the past few decades the City of Lake Worth's downtown and historic neighborhoods have undergone a cultural renaissance. The City is home to several famous art galleries, cultural facilities, and world renowned restaurants. Lake Worth has also become an extremely diverse community that welcomes people of all religions, ethnicities, and lifestyle choices.”

LakeWorth.org continues, “The downtown is considered the artistic soul of Lake Worth with an historic theater and museum, live music clubs, coffee houses, art galleries, antique malls, retail stores, and many restaurants. The city has a broad array of recreational opportunities, including the beach, boating in fresh and saltwater, a municipally-owned golf course and fishing pier, a waterfront amphitheater, and many parks and athletic facilities.”

Our beach located on the Atlantic Ocean and the over 15 public access points along Lake Worth Lagoon promises waterways that are intended for any paddling activity and guests leisure and entertainment.  The links below provide detailed dates and information on the city's upcoming events through the Greater Lake Worth Chamber of Commerce.

Signature Events: 
Lake Worth Signature Events


                                            

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Lake Worth Community Information

The avenues of downtown Lake Worth are lined with sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, laid-back bars and upscale specialty restaurants, each with its own unique flavor. You will find food from many cultures - Italian, Greek, French, German, Asian and Irish. At night many of the restaurants come alive with live music and festive entertainment. From fine dining to casual and laid back, downtown Lake Worth offers endless options.


The Lake Worth Blueway

The Lake Worth Blueway trail is a waterway trail originating near the base of the Lake Worth Bridge, Lake Worth, Florida. Kayak and canoe launch sites are available at Bryant Park in Lake Worth Florida, Lat/Lon 26.6141 -80.0472 or at Palm Beach County's Snook Island restoration project located to the north of the Lake Worth Bridge on the west side of the Intracoastal Waterway, Lat/Lon 26.6158 -80.0460.

The waterway trail heads north through the Palm Beach County Snook Island restoration project heading north approximately 1.98 miles to the C-51 canal system. The mouth of the saltwater C-51 Canal is located at Lat/Lon 26.6443 -80.0452. Paddlers should turn due west on the C-51 canal. Travel west on the C-51 canal approximately .5 miles under the fixed Federal Highway/South Olive Bridge structure until you reach the marine warning floatation barriers (orange/red in color).  Paddlers will exit on the south side of the canal via a primitive portage opening located at Lat/Lon 26.6444 -80.0539.

Paddlers will then portage their watercraft through the City of Lake Worth's Spillway Park property. On foot, heading west through the Spillway Park. Bypass the C-51 water lock system structure and re-enter into the west side of lock, west of the western marine warning barriers on the freshwater side of the C-51 canal. The re-entry point on the west side of the C-51 freshwater side is also primitive in nature and is located at Lat/Lon 26.6443 -80.0555. Re-enter into the freshwater side of the C-51 canal. Paddle due west approximately .90 miles, through and under the I-95 overpass and then the CRX railway overpass leading to a waterway crossroads of the Palm Beach canal system and the C-51 canal system.

The Intersection of these two waterways is located approximately at
Lat/Lon 26.6463 -80.0698. Paddlers will head in a southerly direction through a narrowing of the Palm Beach canal system. The area consists of residential properties bordering the canal banks also known as the Town of Lake Clarke Shores. Approximately .40 miles paddlers will reach a Y in the canal system located at Lat/Lon 26.6408 -80.0707. Paddlers should navigate to the right or west side of the Y in the canal system when heading south. Continue paddling in a southerly direction for approximately .75 miles to a Y in the canal system located at Lat/Lon 26.6316 -80.0746.

Paddlers should take the left or south side of the Y. Use a fixed wooden bridge as identifying landmark. Paddle approximately .16 mile to the waterway intersection located at Lat/Lon 26.6310 -80.0770. Paddlers should head in a southerly direction for approximately 1.44 miles. Fixed landmarks include, the 10th Avenue N. overpass, The 2nd Avenue N. overpass and the Lake Worth Road (802) overpass. (The Properties through this part of the canal system range from residential townhomes to industrial properties with varied residential properties bordering the canal system. This southerly route will lead to the western side water entrance of Lake Osborn.

The location of the entrance to Lake Osborn is identified by a small concrete bridge structure located at Lat/Lon 26.6132 -80.0815. Paddle briefly in a north eastern direction under the bridge structure and into the main body of Lake Osborn. Once in the main body of Lake Osborne paddlers will continue in a southerly direction along the western shoreline approximately .40 miles to the mouth of the canal system on the south end of Lake Osborn, located at Lat/Lon 26.6106 -80.0766. Paddle in a southerly direction approximately .25 miles to a Y in the canal located at Lat/Lon 26.6074 -80.0784. Paddle to the left or east side of the Y when heading south and continue in a southerly direction approximately .50 miles to the Palm Beach County John Prince Campground.

The Campground entrance and office is located at Lat/Lon 26.6014 -80.0799.
Currently this is considered the end of the Lake Worth Blueway Trail.
Decimal Degrees Coordinates are as follows:

Start
26.6141 -80.0472 or 26.6158 -80.0460
26.6443 -80.0452
26.6444 -80.0539
26.6443 -80.0555
26.6463 -80.0698
26.6408 -80.0707
26.6316 -80.0746
26.6310 -80.0770
26.6132 -80.0815
26.6106 -80.0766
26.6074 -80.0784
26.6014 -80.0799
 

Local Paddling Outfitters:

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Places to Dine:

Bizaare Avenue Café
921 Lake Avenue
(561) 588-4488

Brogues on the Avenue
621 Lake Avenue
(561) 585-1885

The Cottage
522 Lucerne Avenue
(561) 586-0080

Couco Pazzo
915 Lake Avenue
(561) 585-0320

Dave's Last Resort
632 Lake Avenue
(561) 588-5208

Dolce Vita
9 North J Street
(561) 588-5208

Downtown Pizza
608 Lake Avenue
(561) 586-6448

Havana Hideout
509 Lake Avenue
(561) 585-8444

Igot's Martini Bar
702 Lake Avenue
(561) 582-4468

Kilwin's of Lake Worth
512 Lake Avenue
(561) 493-9249

L'Anjou
717 Lake Avenue
(561) 582-7666

La Bonne Bouche
516 Lake Avenue
(561) 533-0840

Lake Worth Rum Shack
606 Lake Avenue
(561) 588-2929

Little Munich
806 Lake Avenue
(561) 932-0050

Miami Subs
819 Lake Avenue
(561) 585-5712

Mojito's, The Retreat
127 N. Federal Highway
(561) 582-3232

Mother Earth Coffee & Gifts
410 2nd Avenue N.
(561) 586-0025

Nature's Way
517 Lake Avenue
(561) 714-4500

New Seoul Korean
809 Lake Avenue
(561) 582-5800

Ouzo Blue
707 Lake Avenue
(561) 582-2002

Pali's Pizza
11 N. H Street
(561) 533-6607

Paradiso Ristorante
625 Lucerne Avenue
(561) 547-2500

Pelican Restaurant
610 Lake Avenue
(561) 582-4992

Rita's Italian Ice
411 Lake Avenue
(561) 588-5891

Rotelli Pizza & Pasta
701 Lake Avenue
(561) 296-9190

Rustico Italiano
701 Lucerne Avenue
(561) 547-2782

Safire Asian Fusion Cuisine
817 Lake Avenue
(561) 588-7768

Saito's Bangkok
15 N. J Street
(561) 588-1785

The Soma Café
609 Lake Avenue
(561) 296-9949

South Shores Tavern & Patio Bar
502 Lucerne Avenue
(561) 547-7656

Starbucks
514 Lake Avenue
(561) 582-9791

The Taco Lady
7 N. L Street
(561) 588-3638

Toojay's
419 Lake Avenue
(561) 582-8684


Places to Stay:

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott
2870 South Ocean Blvd
Palm Beach, FL 33480
(561) 582-2585
www.marriott.com

Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
2800 S. Ocean Blvd.
Palm Beach, FL 33480
(561) 582-2800
www.fourseasons.com
Heyden Haven Mini Resort
124-128 North "L" Street
Lake Worth, FL 33460
(561) 585-0696
www.sugar2sand.com
Hummingbird Hotel
631 Lucerne Ave.
Lake Worth, FL 33460
(561) 582-3224
www.hummingBirdhotel.com
La Quinta Inn & Suites Jupiter
34 Fisherman's Way
Jupiter, FL 33477
(561) 575-7201
www.lq.com
Mango Inn Bed & Breakfast
128 North Lakeside Drive
Lake Worth, FL 33460
(561) 533-6900
www.mangoinn.com

New Sun Gate Motel
901 S. Federal Hwy.
Lake Worth, FL 33460
(561) 588-8110
www.new-sungate.com

The Ocean Club Beach Resort
2842 South Ocean Blvd.
Palm Beach, FL 33480
(561) 586-6542
www.theocbeachresort.com
The Omphoy Ocean Resort
2842 S. Ocean Blvd.
Palm Beach, FL 33480
(561) 540-6440
www.omphoy.com
Sabal Palm House Bed & Breakfast Inn
109 North Golfview Road
Lake Worth, FL 33460
(561) 582-1090
www.sabalpalmhouse.com
South Palm Suites
1401 South Federal Highway
Lake Worth, FL 33460
(877) 588-5529
www.southpalmsuites.com
Travelers Palm Inn
122 North L Street
Lake Worth, FL 33460
(561) 676-2947
www.go2florida4vacationrentals.com


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    News and Special Reports

    The $1.9 million Snook Islands Natural Area Public Use Facilities include a boardwalk, a fishing pier, floating docks and a canoe/kayak launch. A formal opening is Feb. 29. By Willie Howard   Full story at the following link

    Lake Worth Snook Islands Canoe Launch



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