The west side of the Indian River Lagoon has an Old Florida flavor — especially the scenic 20-mile drive between Stuart and Fort Pierce. The region has enough places to explore to make a great getaway.
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A scenic kayak outing on Turkey Creek takes you to Palm Bay’s Turkey Creek Sanctuary, where you can explore 3.5 miles of trails. Along the way, see dolphins, manatees and other wildlife.
This 22-minute video leads viewers by kayak through the Indian River Lagoon on Florida’s east coast, North America’s most diverse estuary, exploring the region’s natural splendor and how people are confronting the challenges it faces.
President Teddy Roosevelt created this wildlife refuge in 1903 to stop plume-hunters from ravishing this 3-acre island. Now’s a good time to visit as the spring migration begins, and on March 19, local residents celebrate the annual Pelican Island Wildlife Festival.