October Newsletter

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Fall is the perfect time to take a getaway to Martin County. Here in sunny South Florida, the high for October is 85 degrees and the low is 71 degrees.  Our beautiful unaltered beaches are still warm enough to explore and there are also many fall events to remind you of the changing seasons.

About Us

Located on the Treasure Coast, just 45 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport, an hour from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, 90 minutes from Miami International Airport, and two hours from Orlando International Airport.  Our county is blessed with stunning unraked beaches and laid back welcoming towns.

 

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Did You Know?

Martin County includes The St. Lucie River, which is the most biologically diverse estuary in North America. It is the habitat for more than 4,300 species of plants and animals, including 30 threatened and endangered species. The Rivers Coalition of Martin County is working hard to protect and keep the river clean from discharges from Lake Okeechobee. Here in Martin County the environment is a priority.

Heritage Flight

 

26th Stuart Airshow: October 30th- November 1st 

The largest airshow in Southern Florida is held at the Martin County Airport, 2400 SE Monterey Rd, Stuart, FL 34996. Headlining this year will be three military acts, the U.S. Navy F-18, U.S. Air Force F-16, and the U.S. Army Golden Nights. This annual event is sure to blow you away with incredible aviation performances, firework displays, carnival rides, and live music. If you wish to leave the ground, helicopter rides and flights on the Warbird Texan aircraft are available at an additional fee.  Make sure you stay for nighttime aerobatics show, it truly is beautiful to see the aircrafts light up the sky.

Get Outdoors!

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The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing, and animals are actively preparing for the winter, now is a perfect time to visit a park. With more than 70+ parks to chose from, there is bound to be one that fits your needs.  Indian River Side Park is the perfect family park with many amenities including a fishing pier, a play fountain, river access, outdoor pavilions, and much more.

If you are looking for more of an environmental park to explore then Jonathan Dickinson State Park is for you. Located just south of Stuart on US1 this park encompasses several different ecosystems, such as sand and scrub pine, flatwoods, mangroves, and river swamps. Paved and off road biking, equestrian riding, hiking, and kayaking are only some of the activities available. This park also offers two full-facility campgrounds and a primitive campground if you wish to extend your stay.

More to Explore!

Discover Martin County, and take a journey through the Florida you didn’t know existed! #discovermartin

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