16th Street Sports Complex

 16th St & 20th Ave , Vero Beach , FL32960

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

 Click on link to view Indian River County Bike Lanes & Bike Paths

Ambersands Beach Park

  • parking
  • boardwalk
The beach access resides in the 284-acre, Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, spanning 20.5 miles and one of the most significant habitats for sea turtles nesting in the Western Hemisphere, and equally important for the critically endangered green sea turtle in North America.
 12566 N. Hwy A1A , Vero Beach , FL32963

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.
 8385 S. Hwy A1A , Melbourne Beach , FL32951

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.
 Marker located at Jaycee Beach Park , Vero Beach , FL32963

BG Polo

BG Polo is a 36-acre equestrian compound that is a robust and fully functional horse property. Polo matches held January - May.
 6020 5th St SW , Vero Beach , FL32966

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.
 Broadway Street , Fellsmere , FL32948

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.
 7400 Blue Cypress Lake Rd , Vero Beach , FL32966

Breconshire Marker

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.
 Marker is located at the North end of the Boardwalk of Humiston Park , Vero Beach , FL32963

Capt. Bob’s Airboat Adventure Tours, Inc.

 Blue Cypress Recreation Area CR 512 , Vero Beach , FL

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.
 8610 Jungle Trail , Vero Beach , FL32963

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.  
 Parking is located one mile south of County Road 510 on Jungle Trail , Wabasso , FL

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.
 Located at S. Carolina Ave & Community Rd. , Fellsmere , FL32948

Coastal Connections

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.
 1006 Beachland Blvd , Vero Beach , FL32963

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.
 3001 Riverside Park Dr , Vero Beach , FL32963

Cultural Council of Indian River County

Cultural Council mission is to promote the cultural arts in Indian River County through education, collaboration, marketing, programming, and advocacy.
 2041 14th Ave., Ste. A , Vero Beach , FL32960

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.
 11805 Roseland Rd , Sebastian , FL32958

Deep Six Dive & Watersports

Deep Six offers a variety of dive and watersport rentals and merchandise. Rent a metal detector for the day and search for your own buried treasure on our historic Treasure Coast.
 416 Miracle Mile Plaza , Vero Beach , FL

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.
 255 Live Oak Dr , Vero Beach , FL

Family Friendly

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.
 39 N. Broadway St , Fellsmere , FL 32948