St Lucie Shores Neighborhood

Kiplinger Nature Preserve to St. Lucie Shores neighborhood via the Veterans Memorial Bridge and return / Highlight-Sandhill Cranes 

In the last week of May, I parked my car at Kiplinger Nature Preserve and started my ride from there. There is a small parking lot that fronts right up to Kanner Highway and from the lot it is a short distance to the bottom of the Veterans Memorial Bridge. I’ve written about this bridge many times and it’s always a pleasure to ride across it. The view is spectacular. There are three benches along the top of the bridge where you can sit to watch the birds and boats if you use the sidewalk. There is also a bicycle path leading over the bridge but you can’t access the benches. Continue reading “St Lucie Shores Neighborhood”

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Wetlands Trail at Justin Wilson Memorial Park

Justin Wilson Memorial Park has a wetlands trail that many people are not aware of.  The trailhead sign is tucked away behind Pavilion E near the tennis courts.  Be sure to bring your binoculars. I saw two osprey families in their nests at the park. If you visit early in the morning you will see lots of bunny rabbits which your kids might enjoy watching, however, the water lilies might not be open yet which are in bloom and beautiful to see. The park will seem different according to the time of day you visit. Continue reading “Wetlands Trail at Justin Wilson Memorial Park”

Bicycle Loop Monterey-Willougby-Indian-Kanner

Starting at WaWa on the corner of the intersection of Monterey and Kanner Highway I rode towards SE Willoughby Boulevard on a Saturday morning in May. This busy Monterey Road section does not have a bicycle path but has a sidewalk on both sides of the street.  Continue reading “Bicycle Loop Monterey-Willougby-Indian-Kanner”

Palm City 5-mile Bike Loop

This was a pleasant 5-mile ride except for the Mapp Road portion. However, I filmed a fetching little water scene by stepping off the sidewalk and riding through a grassy area, although I picked up some weeds without realizing it. Perhaps SW Cornell Ave, east of Mapp Road, could be an alternate choice for Mapp.  Continue reading “Palm City 5-mile Bike Loop”

Halpatiokee to Hosford Park

I’ve been to Halpatiokee Regional Park many times and walked along the trails, even walking the mountain bike trail one time. I like the shady walking path along the river. Thursday, after parking the car at Halpatiokee, near the beginning of the mountain bike trail, I rode over to nearby Hosford Park to discover what is there.  Continue reading “Halpatiokee to Hosford Park”