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My wife and I are retired and very active. We are using this home to play golf in the off season because we still love to
ski. We wish to travel and exchange our home for skiing, hiking or adventure to foreign countries we have not visited. We ski. golf. fish, sail, hike, hunt, travel, camp and more.
Most times we have a free schedule and are not obligated to a time frame to exchange this home because we have a summer home and winter home as well.
If you are looking for a warm climate, great golf, restaurants, kayaking, fishing, sailing, beaching and more warm out door activites this is the place for you.
Allgolf – Family Fun! Two miniature golf courses, batting cages, go carts, arcade, snack bar, 9 hole lighted par 3 and a driving range. (220-7676) Hours are from 9:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m
These are some other area golf courses worth playing:
Evergreen Club where we live $60, great shape, best of all, worth playing, interesting course - not too long, very nice, lessons and great range.
Hammock Creek in Palm City 10 Minutes, $60 summer membership fee let's you play for $25. Nice layout with target bunkers and interesting water holes, 6 tee boxes make it interesting, Great Range facility and instruction available. (220-2599) Golden Bear designed. Laura had her 87 here.
PGA Village 30 minutes – Three courses, Two-world class, Tom Fazio design courses and Pete Dye course with 100 bunkers. Range, Off season rate $100 or lower
The Champions course 20 Minutes,$40, very fast greens, big wide course layout but tough, better condition than Florida Club, nice range
Florida Club 10 Minutes, nice layout, lots of divots cheap for good layout $35, nice range
Things to do in and about Palm City
• Deep Sea Fishing- Lady Stuart 1 -25 minute drive
all gear, 8-1pm $40.00
• Reel Busy Charters Cell305-304-9049 $450 ½ day
• Southern Angler- Guide service for Fly fishing and light tackle- Great store
• Florida Oceanographic Society
• Coastal paddle Board $40 ½ day tour – manatee sitings
• Ohana Surf shop-surf board rentals $40.00 - Hutchinson Island -20 minutes Surfline 772-287-0042
• Guided Eco Kayak Tours
• Riverfront Kayaks – Stuart 772-692-5505
• Disney world is about 2.5 hours away
• Hutchinson Island Beaches are 20 minutes or 12 miles away. The island is around 10 miles long going south to Jenson Beach with lots of state park access points. I like Bath Tub beach at the most southern end.< http://www.stuartfla.com/stuart/article/bathtub-reef-beach/>
• Hobe Sound Beach – very nice 30 minute drive
• Hobe Sound drive – Sunday drive of HIGH END homes – off the charts landscaping
• The Lyric Theatre is an historic theater located at 59 South West Flagler Avenue in Old Stuart< http://www.lyrictheatre.com/> Old Stuart is like Stuarts “ Old Port” lots of restaurants and stores. < http://historicdowntownstuart.com/>
• Always something going on in Stuart http://cityofstuart.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=98&Itemid=155
• Savanna State Reserve Guided walking or canoe tours. It is common to see great blue herons, red wing black birds, otters, and raccoons. (468-3985).
The Savannas is a state reserve of over 5,000 acres of ecologically fragile and vital wetlands just north of Jensen Beach. The Savannas is the last remaining freshwater lagoon system in Florida. The Savannas Recreation area is located off Midway Road, Ft. Pierce, between U.S. I and Indian River Drive. This scenic wilderness offers camping, picnicking, swimming, freshwater fishing (permit required), paddleboats, and canoe rentals. For tour reservations call the Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Aquatic Preserves, (772) 468-4098. http://www.floridastateparks.org/savannas/activities.cfm#20
• Trail Riding 489-2279
• Sightseeing Tours Catch 22 located next door at Anchor’s Aweigh Marina. (225-6436) http://www.catch22fish.net/aboutus.html
• The Manatee Observation and Education Center is a waterfront wildlife observation and nature education center located on Florida's east coast in downtown Fort Pierce.The Center lies just west of the Atlantic ocean and overlooks the nationally recognized Indian River Lagoon, a saltwater estuary and Moore's Creek, a freshwater creek and historical resting spot for the Florida manatee. < http://www.manateecenter.com/>
• Barley Barber Swamp is a preserved 400-acre freshwater cypress swamp located in Western Martin County and owned by FP&L. Home to interesting wildlife and plants. Visitation by appointment only, 772- 641-2089.
Indiantown, Florida is 30 miles nothwest of West Palm Beach, FL, 30 miles southeast of Okeechobbee on State Road 710 (also known as the Beeline Highway and Warfield Blvd.) and 20 miles west of Stuart off State Rd. 76 heading towards Okeechobee, FL
• Healthcote Botanical Gardens Enjoy a stroll through this tropical paradise. Garden Office hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 772-464-4672.
210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce, Florida 34982.
Heathcote Botanical Gardens consists of an assortment of specialty gardens including a Japanese Garden, Reflection Garden, Herb Garden, Rainforest Display, Native Plants Garden and a Palm & Cycad Walk. These areas convey an atmosphere of individual garden rooms.
• Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Where nature comes to heal. (561-546-2067) Refuge occupies some of the most productive sea turtle nesting areas on Florida east coast. Protects part of imperiled, unique sand pine-scrub-oak habitat remaining in Florida. Provides habitat for nearly 40 rare protected species including the scrub jay and gopher tortoise. Sand pine-scrub oak forest, 300 acres; coastal dune and mangrove swamp, 735 acres.
13640 S.E. U.S. 1
• The Loxahatchee River Environmental Center 'River Center' opened August 23, 2008. It traces the Loxahatchee River from its headwaters in Palm Beach County, through the cypress dominated floodplain in the Wild & Scenic segment, into the central embayment, and finally out through Jupiter Inlet into the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream.
• Apoxee trail, Near Okeechobee Boulevard
• Apoxee, part of the city of West Palm Beach's urban wilderness park system. Apoxee Trail - a thicket of cocoplum, pines, cabbage palms, wax myrtles, ferns and cypresses, as well as invasive melaleuca trees, most of which had been poisoned and were dying.
• Elliott Museum Housing a collection of America dating back to 1865. Fourteen interesting ships, local history exhibits, Indian artifacts, a shell collection, and a contemporary art exhibit. (225-1961) < http://www.elliottmuseumfl.org/index.php?main=1&nav=209>
Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge is the oldest standing structure in Martin County. This Hutchinson Island attraction was built in 1875 to serve as a rescue and refuge center for shipwrecked sailors. Today, converted into a museum, Gilbert's Bar Station is the last such facility still standing on Florida's east coast. The museum contains a collection of marine artifacts, lifesaving equipment and maritime exhibits dating back to the 16th century. Open Tuesday to Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM, Admission fee. (772-225-1875)
• Environmental Studies Center Operated by Martin County School System, this is one of Jensen Beach’s richest treasures. Providing environmental education for students, K-8th grade. (219-1887)
• Historical Society of Martin County Elliott Museum, Gilbert’s Bar-House of Refuge all located on Hutchinson Island. (225-1875) Stuart Heritage Museum Rediscover and memorialize the history of Martin County. (220-4600
• Florida Oceanographic Society Florida Oceanographic is Society is a nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to the marine sciences. Located across from Stuart Beach / Elliott Museum, FOS's new facility is home to the Frances Langford Billfish Collection as well as "touch" tanks and computer lessons about our environment. Visitors Center hours are 10 AM to 5 PM, Mon.- Sat., 12 to 5 PM on Sunday. Admission fee; free to members. Tours for nature walks on Wednesday & Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM. Reservations requested, 772-225-0505.
• Jupiter State Park Uninhabited Island located just on the south side of the St. Lucie Inlet. Peck’s Lake at the park is a great place to anchor your boat and walk this island that has no cars, commercial buildings, or residential homes
• Johnathon Dickinson State Park Just south of Hobe Sound on U.S. 1, has 10,328 acres of unspoiled Florida wilderness with mangroves, pine scrubs, river swamp and the Loxahatchee River. Named for a 17th century shipwrecked sailor, the park offers a river tour aboard the Loxahatchee Queen. Recreational activities include fishing (permit required), canoe and rowboat rentals, camping, cabin rental, bicycling and hiking trails, plus family picnicking and a concession stand. Canoeing available throughout the winding streams. Also guided tours available. (561-546-2771)
• John D. MacArthur State Park Guided tours available daily. (561-624-6952) John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is named after the previous owner, John D. MacArthur, who wanted to preserve the area for future generations. This area is a biological treasure, an area to be protected, enjoyed and studied. In the 1970s, Mr. MacArthur donated a section for use as a public park. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has contributed additional funds to develop the park and nature center.
• < http://www.macarthurbeach.org/> The park is located in northern Palm Beach County on at the North end of Singer Island, 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive. The park is open from 8am until sundown 365 days a year. The entrance fee is $5.00 per vehicle, maximum of 8 people. Park visitors can participate in a variety of recreational activities, including kayaking, fishing, bird-watching, and snorkeling. [driving directions & map]
• Indian Riverside Park Located just south of us on Indian River Drive. (772-692-7501) Indian RiverSide Park (IRSP) is the premier family destination park in Martin County. Located in Jensen Beach, IRSP sits beach side on the Indian River Lagoon, with a walking path, fishing pier, interactive play fountain, beach, pavilions, banquet space and much more!
• St Lucie Inlet State Park Only accessible by boat and is located directly across the Intracoastal Waterway from Cove Road, Port Salerno. Stroll along boardwalks that wind through the wilderness of lush wetlands and mangroves toward the parks wide beaches. Picnic areas, restrooms and ferry service is available. This classic Florida barrier island is accessible only by boat, but it is worth the ride. A boardwalk takes visitors across mangrove forests and hammocks of live oaks, cabbage palms, paradise trees, and wild limes to a neatly preserved Atlantic beach. During the summer months, the island is an important nesting area for loggerhead, leatherback, and green turtles. They come ashore at night to dig holes in the beach sand where they lay their eggs. The preserve is a favorite for nature students interested in learning about the native flora and fauna of Florida barrier islands. Visitors come to swim, sunbathe, or picnic at the pavilion on the quiet beach. Others make the trip for the great surf fishing. Snorkeling and scuba diving are also popular activities. Located at Port Salerno, on the Intracoastal Waterway, 2/3 of a mile south of the St. Lucie inlet.
Historic Downtown Stuart, offering a variety of shops and Restaurants.
Historic Downtown Jensen Beach offering a variety of shops and Restaurants. Island
• Regal Cinema, located at the Treasure Coast Mall (692-3177)
• Payless Theaters at Martin Downs (287-9273)
Located in Historic downtown Stuart. Performing arts theatre. Call for info (220-1942)
Osceola Street in Historic Downtown Stuart. Lots of restaurants to choose from including the Flagler Grill, the Black Marlin, Osceola Street Cafe, Duffy's, Riverside and more! Sundays at the Riverwalk enjoy free concerts in the afternoons. Tuna roll at the outside bar and café was awesome. Nice Italian restaurant.
• Shrimpers Grill & Raw Bar one of my favorites, a typical out door Florida Style restaurant. I like the Grilled Tuna Salad or get Shirley’s favorite coconut shrimp. Sunset specials till 6:00 are $10.00. http://www.prawnbroker.com/floridaeast/Shrimpers/index.php
• Maneros Italian Restaurant one of Larry's favorites and very close by to Evergreen along with the Palm City Grille
• Palm City Grille – close by with good salads and snadwiches for lighter fare
• Within 5 miles of Evergreen is Ristorante Claretta < http://www.ristoranteclaretta.com/> You will not find a better Italian restaurant Claretta and her daughter run the front while the son masters the kitchen. The food is delicious and the service is top notch and friendly. It is not cheap $$$ but for a special night out!! Laura and I shared a three-course meal on the cheap and it was great.
• Lots of Restaurants in “Old Stuart” really like Oseola very reasonable $20.00 for an entrée and you get a free bottle of wine! http://www.osceolastreet.com/ or the River Walk, great Oysters, a little High end , wonderful food
• Thai food before the Stuart Bridge – excellent and reasonable – Share a meal
• Ian’s tropical Grill – worth the drive – get reservations and directions. They sell their wines at cost, food is interesting and great, sit outside if it is warm! < http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jensen-Beach-FL/Ians-Tropical-Grill/146600167518>
• Under the Bridge in Stuart –great Sunsets, Try Pelican Café – Cheap, or Sailors Return – High end
• Over the Bridge, Wahoo’s, outdoors on the water locals joint or Ian's Tropical Grill (334-9598) Located in Rio very nice, sit inside or otside in their garden
• Toojay's Gourmet Deli (772) 287-6514, federal Hyway
• King Neptune – call for dailey specials like all you can eat peel and eat shrimp, fish fry and more. Great food with a locals atmosphere, Tuesday $1 Ladesharkes, $.35 clams, Wed all you can eat shrimp, Thursday Fish fry, Sunday before 6:00 all you can eat shrimp, shrimp are awesome.
• The Deck – Locals atmosphere, Cheap beers and food, not gorment by prices and Sunset can not be beat.. See specials Tacos and ½ price burger were great on special nights
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