Walking Tour

Guided Tour of the Captain Forster Hammock Preserve

Join our knowledgeable nature guides/ history enthusiasts for a comfortably paced walk  of Captain Forster Hammock Preserve.  The Preserve contains trails through mature maritime and coastal hammock habitats.  The 110 acre Captain Forster Hammock conserves natural and cultural resources and wetland plant communities. The Preserve  borders Jungle Trail, a State designated green way 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.
 
What to Bring:
Water bottle, snack, sunscreen, bug repellent
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes

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