October 2012 News And Events
Florida Heritage Travel is the companion monthly e-zine of FLORIDA BACKROADS TRAVEL.
STUART, FLORIDA: SAILFISH CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
Stuart is an attractive and bustling town of about 16,000 people located on what in recent years has been designated as the "Treasure Coast". It is located on the east coast of Florida about halfway between north Palm Beach County and Vero Beach. Hundreds of years ago many Spanish galleons were lost in storms off the coast of this area, and millions of dollars in gold and silver went down with the ships. Treasure has been discovered off and on over the years, and people are still looking.
Modern treasure for Stuart and Martin County comes from the many new upscale waterfront and golf course developments, and from the town's wonderful location where Hobe Sound and Indian River Lagoon come together at St. Lucie Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. The town is surrounded by water: the St. Lucie River has a north fork and south fork; Manatee Pocket is a natural hurricane harbor located just south of St. Lucie Inlet with the small fishing village of Port Salerno.
Sewell's Point is an elegant older Stuart neighborhood with the Indian River Lagoon on its east and the St. Lucie River to its west.
As one drives around Stuart, it is hard not to be near beautiful water. This abundance of waterfront has made Stuart a marine service center. There are several first class marinas and boatyards in the area, and a charter fishing fleet that specializes in taking sport fishing enthusiasts out to battle and catch sailfish in the ocean. The beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Ocean are nearby at Jensen Beach and Hutchinson Island. Stuart is truly a magical place.
RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH
Pelican Cafe and Beach
351 Southwest Flagler Avenue
Stuart, Florida 34994
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October in Florida is the month when we full time residents begin to say "this is why we live in Florida". The breezes are picking up, it is cool now and then, most of the snowbirds are still up north in their cooler home states, so restaurant waiting lines are once again manageable and outside dining is fun again.
Here are some interesting events around Florida for
FLORIDA WINERIES. Check the Florida winery nearest you. Many of them have wonderful weekend events that include music and wine tastings. Our site has information on 18 wineries scattered across the state.
FLORIDA FESTIVALS. The weather is getting cooler, so there are a few art and music festivals
FLORIDA BEACHES. Almost anything you decide to do in Florida can be enhanced by spending some quality time at a great beach, and best beaches in Florida will guide you in the right direction.
FLORIDA MUSEUMS. Many Florida art and historical museums have scheduled events. Click on the links to find out what is going on.
FLORIDA THEATER. This is an active time for plays and musical events in our many Florida theaters.. Check the links to find out what might be interesting to you.
FLORIDA AUTHORS. October is a good time to sit outside and read a book by a Florida author. Our most visited author page is still that of Tim Dorsey, the creator of zany serial killer Serge Storms. Also, D. Michael Miller has published a new Kindle book, "Living Aboard A Boat".
Rather than listing one event in each of Florida's 8 regions on a monthly basis, I have decided instead to provide a very useful link that will tell you what is going on
this month virtually everywhere in Florida.
FLORIDA FESTIVALS AND OTHER EVENTS FOR OCTOBER 2012
Information on the towns and places hosting these events, or near them, including lodging, can be found at Florida Towns.
In our current slow economy, some events are cancelled on very short notice. I do my best to ensure that our information is correct and current, but I recommend you call before leaving for the event to make sure it's still on.
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Regards, Mike Miller
Chief Backroads Traveler