Preferred Destination: Exploring Martin County from Agritourism to Fishin' for Bass
Date Posted: February 5, 2019
Source: Lisa Suhay, News Editor

This week we’re excited to share Waterway Guide Preferred Destination, Martin County, Florida, where you can watch the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean, then head west to see the sunset over Lake Okeechobee, all along the Martin Grade corridor.

If you’re planning a trip to The Bahamas consider building in a few extra days and take off from Stuart where you can clear customs in a brand new Customs facility at Witham Field which will open this Summer.

Stuart is located along the banks of the St. Lucie River on the eastern point of the Okeechobee Waterway, which extends from the Atlantic Ocean in Stuart to the Gulf of Mexico in Ft. Myers, earning the nickname “The Panama Canal of Florida.”

Take a romantic stroll along Stuart’s Riverwalk and enjoy the scenery or drink in the glory of the Roosevelt Bridge, voted one of the most “Spectacular Bridges Around the World” by Travel and Leisure Magazine.

Get to know the soil via Agritourism where you can “Stay & Farm” at local B&Bs.

Fishermen visiting Martin County won’t be disappointed since options run the gamut from deep-sea to largemouth bass and speckled perch. Stuart is often called the “Sailfish Capital of the World,”

Cruisers heading to the Gulf Coast via Lake Okeechobee and the lock system there can stop over in Indiantown. Okeechobee is the second-largest freshwater lake located entirely within U.S. boundaries.

Escape to the hotel and resort in Hutchinson Island, Florida

R&R - For casually elegant accommodations where you can Relax & Recharge check out the Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina. Located on a barrier reef bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, this 200-acre resort is just seven miles from downtown Stuart.

The resort offers 274 villa-style guest rooms boast private balconies with stunning views, stylish decor, pampering bedding and high-tech amenities complete with an 18-hole executive golf course and 77-slip private marina.

Originally established by the Seminole people as a trading post, Indiantown is a naturally quaint town about 15 miles west of Stuart and 8 miles north of the Palm Beach County line.

The Indiantown Marina is just a stone’s throw from the Seminole Inn where Johnny’s famous fried chicken just can’t be beat.

See you there…



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