15 Attractions to Explore Near Hutchinson Island
Known for beautiful beaches, nature preserves and parks. The two islands are separated by the Fort Pierce Inlet and are known as North Hutchinson Island and South Hutchinson Island. North Hutchinson Island is divided into two counties - Indian River County and St. Lucie County.
Savannas Preserve State Park is a Florida State Park, located along much of the Atlantic Coast between Fort Pierce and Jensen Beach. Savannas Preserve also has a group of youth volunteers, the Junior Friends of Savannas Preserve State Park.
Heathcote Botanical Gardens is a five-acre subtropical botanical garden located at 210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce. It currently includes a Japanese garden with teahouse, Reflection Garden, Herb Garden, Rainforest Display, Native Plants Garden, Children's Garden, and a Palm and Cycad Walk.
Fort Pierce Inlet State Park is a 340-acre part of the Florida State Park system. It consists of beaches, dunes and a coastal hammock between the Atlantic Ocean and the waters of Tucker Cove, an indentation of the Indian River Lagoon.
Also known as the Navy SEAL Museum, is located in St. Lucie County. It houses exhibits to inform and educate on the role of Navy Underwater Demolition Teams. The museum also preserves the history of the SEALs (the original Navy frogmen first trained outside of Fort Pierce).
Harmon Elliott built the original Elliott Museum in 1961 as a tribute to Sterling Elliott. On November 18, 1961, the Historical Society of Martin County received it. As time passed, the original building became damaged, and the spaces could no longer accommodate the museum's operation. The Elliott Museum hosts a variety of programs and lectures throughout the year. The annual Classics at the Beach car show is held every Spring and attracts a number of vintage car enthusiasts.
There are two main components to the museum, the Rotunda of American History and Freedom Hall. Liberty Bell Memorial Museum was founded by Honor America Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to American history and heritage.
James Wadsworth Rossetter House and Gardens (1908), William P. Roesch House, and Houston Family Memorial Cemetery comprise the museum. It is owned by The Rossetter House Foundation, Inc. and managed by the Florida Historical Society. On display are antiques and exhibits that explore local history.
Wickham Park is a public county park located at 2500 Parkway Drive in Melbourne, Florida. There are a number of recreational facilities and amenities here, including campgrounds, a disc golf course, equestrian facilities, an archery range, an off-leash dog park, a bicycle/jogging roadway, nature trails, exercise trails, ball fields, an event pavilion, picnic pavilions, a playground, and swimming lakes.