Walking Tour of Captain Forster Hammock Preserve
Join our knowledgeable nature guides/ history enthusiasts for a comfortably paced walk of Captian Forster Hammock Preserve. The Preserve contains trails through mature maritime hammock and coastal hammock habitats. The 110 acre Captain Forster Hammock conserves natural and cultural resources.. Join the walk through maritime hammock, coastal strand and wetland plant communities The Preserve borders Jungle Trail, a State designated greenway and a byway of the Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Highway and 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.
The walking tour is designed such that people with a basic level of fitness can complete the entire tour in the time allotted.
January 8 & 15, February 12 & 19, March 12 & 26, April 9 & 23
Program Time: 9:30-11:30 am
Location: Tour starts and ends at Captain Forster's Hammock Preserve
8610 Jungle Trail, Vero Beach
South of 510 on the Jungle Trail
What to Bring:
Water bottle, snack, sunscreen, bug repellent
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes