Using Instagram To Find The Awesome In Florida: #LoveFl

Traveling with a smart phone and social media in tow can lead you to places you may have never visited. Recently, my husband and I were in Florida and I found that the tourism folks in Florida were using the hashtag #LoveFl. Of course, that intrigued this traveling, social media enthusiast. I hopped over to Instagram and searched the hashtag #LoveFl

The first picture that popped up was something that did not resemble what I thought Florida should look like. My jaw dropped, as I wanted to find that place! A quick search showed that we were approximately 20 miles from Blowing Rocks Preserve in Hobe Sound, Florida.

Blowing Rocks Preserve offers walking trails with fabulous views, as well as a nature center. All of this, way off the beaten path, but worth the drive! How’s this for a view?

Hobe Sound

If you adore the beach, nature and views that will leave your jaw dropping, you need to visit Blowing Rocks Preserve. The path to views like this, is also a view in itself.

trail in blowing rocks

There’s a lot of history here at Blowing Rocks Preserve. The preserve actually began in 1969, when generous residents of Jupiter Island donated 73 acres of their island to the Convservancy. The preserve runs for one mile from north to south and then from the Atlantic Ocean on the east to the Indian River Lagoon on the west. What I find so interesting is that the Blowing Rocks Preserve reflects what the South Florida barrier islands looked like a century ago. And I believe that’s what drew me into the photo that I found on Instagram. It was so different from what I typically think of Florida. I am so glad that I stumbled on that Instagram post. Had I not, I honestly don’t think I would have found myself visiting this beautiful slice of the Sunshine State.

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If you are visiting Florida and want something a little different from the usual beach and theme parks. Why not head on over to Jupiter, Florida and check out Blowing Rocks Preserve? I know you will be glad you took the time to check it out.

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Sara is a travel enthusiast that resides in North Iowa. You can find her traveling where the plane, train, ship, or car will go. Are you looking to take a road trip? Sara has solutions for you!

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