RIDE OR STRIDE IN PARADISE
With miles of paved and unpaved trails and boardwalks, there is no shortage of ways to experience St. Lucie on foot or wheels.
With year-round biking weather, plenty of natural beauty and a terrain that makes cycling easy or adventurous; St. Lucie can be a bicyclists’ haven. Highway A1A features dedicated bike lanes in both directions, perfect for cyclists going the distance – bikers and cyclists will love riding south along these highway where ocean breezes and nature create the ambiance.
Experience inland Florida on the 44-mile round-trip Cowboy Trail ride that parallels Okeechobee Road (State Road 70), just east of the Florida Turnpike. You are almost guaranteed to see gators, otters and birds enjoying the canals and pinewoods.
St. Lucie’s intriguing hiking trails total more than 50 miles! For a waterfront view while you walk, try the Boardwalk at the Port in Port St. Lucie or the River Walk in downtown Fort Pierce. Other walkable waterfront parks beachside include Fort Pierce Inlet State Park or Jetty Park. These feature views of stunning beaches and other outdoor activities such as hiking and biking along the beautiful paths.
For those who can trek on uneven surfaces, scores of choices exist. Just remember, as you explore, be mindful that you are stepping through Mother Nature’s backyard — leave no trace behind. Explore all of our hikes in St. Lucie here.
Trail riders can explore fantastic bike paths at popular parks such as Bear Point Sanctuary, Vitolo Family Park, Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, Savannas Preserve State Park or Jack Island Preserve. Riders will be enthralled with tremendous views of the Indian River Lagoon, wetlands and other habitats while encountering an abundance of wildlife.
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