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A Bicycle Friendly Community Listing
Indian River County is recognized by Bicycle Friendly America as a Bicycle Friendly Community which welcomes bicyclists by providing safe accommodations for bicycling and encouraging people to bike for transportation and recreation. A bicycle-friendly place makes bicycling safe, comfortable, and convenient for people of all ages and abilities.
A Bike Lane & Path Map
Ambersands Beach Park
Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge
This 248-acre refuge spans 20.5 miles and is designated to protect the habitat for what is the most significant area for loggerhead sea turtle nesting in the Western Hemisphere, and the most significant area for green turtle nesting in North America. Nesting tours are offered in June and July only. Reservations are required.
Art on 18th
Bethel Creek House of Refuge
The first house of refuge was completed on February 28, 1876, built by the United States Life-Saving Service. This house was to provide a safe haven for those shipwrecked along the then desolate coast of Florida. During World War II, the Coast Guard took over the station and built a 40 foot observation tower to watch for submarines.
Birthplace For Equal Suffrage For Women in Florida
“The population of Fellsmere is of a high type of intelligence, with lofty ideals and wise execution. Progressive in all things, perhaps no better indication of the fact may be given than the unanimous vote of the town granting unrestricted suffrage to women.” Fellsmere Tribune, March 8, 1916. In the June 19, 1915 city election, Mrs. Zena M. Dreier was the first woman to cast a ballot in Fellsmere, in all of Florida, and south of the Mason-Dixon Line. The town residents took much pride in this unique woman’s right, and urged neighboring municipalities to follow the ‘Fellsmere Way’ to equal suffrage. In 1919, a U.S. Constitutional amendment granted suffrage to women. But history will note that Fellsmere led the way.
Blue Cypress Lake
This magnificent lake is approximately seven miles long and three miles wide with 21miles of shoreline surrounded by 29,000 acres of marshes, swamps and cypress forests. It’s a place of complete surrender to Mother Nature as blue skies give way to blue-hued water which some say occur because of the reflection of the Blue Cypress trees on the lake as the morning sun rises into the sky. The lake is also a top Osprey nesting site reporting over 200 nests along the shoreline. Kayaking and canoeing up close to see Osprey nests in the wild and to marvel at the 130-foot tall cypress trees make this worth a trip. But when you can also spot American Alligators, bald eagles, and fish including largemouth bass crappie, bluegill, catfish, chain pickerel and more; Blue Cypress Lake becomes an outdoor Shangri-La. Middleton’s Fish Camp is the only one of its kind on the lake and they are happy to provide eco-tours and fishing.
The Breconshire was an iron steamship that was built in 1883. On the night of April 29th, it ran aground in 20 feet of water due to faulty navigational charts. The Coast Guard, responding to the call of distress, attempted to tow the steamer off the reef, but the Breconshire began taking on water. On April 30th, the order was issued to abandon ship. No lives were lost, and at low tide, the boiler of the ship is still visible from Humiston Park.
Captain Forster Hammock Preserve
The Preserve contains maritime hammock, coastal strand and wetland plant communities. It borders Jungle Trail, a State designated greenway and a byway of the Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Highway. The Preserve contains one of the largest remaining coastal maritime hammocks on Orchid Island. The site was home to Captain Frank Forster, one of the first Orchid Island residents who homesteaded on the barrier island growing winter vegetables and fishing along the Indian River Lagoon.
Captain Forster Hammock Preserve
A 110-acre preserve, which contains one of the largest remaining maritime hammocks on Orchid Island and was home to Captain Frank Forster. Forester was one of the first Orchid Island residents, he established a post office, which he called Orchid and became the first postmaster in 1887. A one-room school, the Orchid School, was located on his homestead.
City of Fellsmere Historical Marker
The Fellsmere marker inscription reads: Fellsmere is a dramatic account of floods, land "Booms" and land "Busts". Named for E. Nelson Fell, Fellsmere was first incorporated in 1911, as part of St. Lucie County. The Fellsmere Farms Land Development company promoted the area's rich soils and natural resources. By 1915, Fellsmere had a railroad, an electric company, two hotels and women could vote...a first in Florida. Overwhelmed by torrential rains and the great depression, Fellsmere struggled until the sugar cane fields brought prosperity. These cane fields are gone, but the rich soils and natural resources of the marshes still remain.
For students, families, community groups, visitors, and more, CCinc offers opportunities to bring us all together and connect with wildlife. We provide opportunities that support sustainable and environmentally conscious behaviors and conservation-minded practices while educating all those around us.
Cork, Canvas & Company
Explore your creative side with new friends in the studios. Whether your idea of art is drawing doodles or you are an experienced artist, Cork, Canvas & Company is a fun night out for everyone. A professional artist will guide and assist you in creating your masterpiece. Bring your own wine and light hors d'oeuvres; all art materials are included.
Dale Wimbrow Park
The park lies along the Sebastian River and includes a large playground with new equipment, picnic pavilions, restrooms, boat launch, fitness trail, paved parking, fishing access and BBQ grills.
Environmental Learning Center
Environmental Learning Center is an investigative, hands-on learning experience for adults and children alike. This non-profit sits on 61-acres on Wabasso Island offering eco-excursions, pontoon styled birding trips, canoe trips, touch tanks and more. The center offers a plethora of classes, special events, summer camps and school field trips.
Fellsmere Historic Church
Early members of the Methodist Episcopal Church held their early services in a tent and occupied the pulpit in the Union Church on the first Sunday of each month. They reorganized in 1922 and then built this sanctuary out of lumber from a recently demolished apartment house. It was completed and dedicated in April of 1924.