With natural lands along its barrier islands and rivers, Port St. Lucie – and St. Lucie County in general – has interesting short hikes to showcase its preserves.
- Florida Trail, Henry Creek to Okeechobee - Arcing northward along the shoreline of Lake Okeechobee, this paved segment of the Florida Trail – known locally as the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail – offers spectacular sweeping views of the open water of one […]
- Oak Hammock Park - Buried in a sea of development, Oak Hammock Park is one of those little gems that shouldn’t be missed. The canopy of centuries-old live oaks is a strong counterpoint to the surrounding manicured lawns and […]
- Ocean Bay Natural Area – Beachside - At Ocean Bay Natural Area, immerse yourself in a coastal dune environment on a short shady walk that tunnels through a tropical canopy of sea grapes, gumbo limbo, strangler fig, and sugarberry, creaking and groaning […]
- Oxbow Eco-Center - Protecting 225 acres of natural habitats along the North Fork of the St. Lucie River amid a squeeze of subdivisions in Port St. Lucie, Oxbow Eco-Center provides room to ramble. Centered on a well-presented Exhibit […]
- Savannas Preserve State Park – Hawks Bluff Trail - One of the rare places in South Florida where you can experience five habitats in just one mile of hiking, Hawks Bluff Trail at Savannas Preserve State Park shows off the highlight of this 10-mile-long […]
- Spruce Bluff Natural Area - Once a thriving settlement along the St. Lucie River, the community of Spruce Bluff vanished long before this 97-acre patch of green was hemmed in by subdivisions. The interpretive trails at Spruce Bluff Natural Area […]