The Hobe Sound Nature Center is a cooperating association with the USFWS and located at the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge in south Martin County. Indoor exhibits featuring a variety of live, native wildlife and a nature-themed gift shop. There are nature trails on the site that introduce visitors to three distinct habitats–the sand pine scrub, coastal hammock and along the banks of the Indian River Lagoon. An all-terrain wheelchair is available that allows access to part of the trails. Programming is also conducted at the Refuge beach, located on the north end of Jupiter Island. The center offers trail hikes, lectures and family-oriented programs throughout the year. Some of the most popular family events include the annual Creepy Creature Feature, Earth Day, Hook Kids on Fishing and wading in the grassflats of Indian River Lagoon. During the summer months, specially permitted sea turtle walks and a summer nature camp for kids are also held.
Fishing: Saltwater, Guided Tours, Hiking, School Field Trips, Service Learning/Volunteer Opportunities, Summer/Holiday Camps, Wildlife Viewing
Beaches, Canoe/Kayak Launch, Hiking Trails, Indoor Classroom, Meeting/Retreat Center, Outdoor Classroom, Restrooms, Shoreline Access, Visitor Center
Hobe Sound Nature Center, Inc.13640 SE Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
Hobe Sound Nature Center, Inc. Website