Families and individuals looking for a relaxing change of pace in Florida should wholeheartedly consider Loxahatchee. The people of this community appreciate family, friends, neighbors and nature. A Saturday afternoon pastime might be a last-minute, informal barbecue among neighbors or a friendly pick-up game of flag football. With several natural sites in the immediate area, there are also plenty of destinations for an afternoon stroll among friends or a solitary retreat.
Loxahatchee's most significant natural landmark and recreation site in the area is Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Containing more than 220 square miles of Everglades, the refuge is a must-see for wildlife enthusiasts and outdoor-types. Visitors can explore canoe and bike trails, launch a boat, go fishing or just relax near the butterfly garden. A 5.5-mile self-guided canoe trail offers many opportunities for seeing deer, alligators, frogs, turtles and even rare birds. It is believed that as many as 257 species of birds use the wetlands of the refuge.
The Loxahatchee climate is characterized by cool, dry winters and rainy summers. December through April is Florida's dry season, when temperatures range from lows in the 50s to highs in the 80s. Between May and October, Loxahatchee residents see more rain - up to 40 inches of rain on average - but the temperatures might press up into the low-90s. Thunderstorms are common during these months, but generally pass quickly.