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Address: Oslo Road, east of US1, Vero Beach, FL
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COol Spot to go in Vero

A lovely view of nature is here. You cannot see the rest of VEro from here and kind of immerse yourselves in nature. Great for an escape for reality and time to relax and take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Allan S
New York City, New York
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Vero Beach, Florida
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The walking trail is very nice. The atmosphere is very calming. The look-out bridge at the end of the trail is well worth the walk.

Thank iverogal
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A lovely view of nature is here. You cannot see the rest of VEro from here and kind of immerse yourselves in nature. Great for an escape for reality and time to relax and take that deep breadth. Very informal and just a good spot to go.

1 Thank Allan S
Vero Beach, Florida
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66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Rustic walks bring you to a remote point in the river that is ideal for wildlife viewing. There's a great place to launch a canoe, kayak or shallow draft row boat.

Thank 956garryg
Cocoa Beach, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The walk was ok it had lot of trash and the smell was horrible. It felt that I wa there fore trash clear up then a enjoyable walk. The bridge was nice but that was it I hope someone cleans it up or do a volenteer clean up.

Thank Angela V
Schenectady, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Trail is trashy and the dead fish and roadkill unattractive and smelly. Poorly maintained...... turned around and went to round island park

Thank normainslie
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This hiking trail is flat and goes through canopy, open space and in-between. In the middle of the walk is a good sized lake (ok swamp) that a pier goes from the trail to about 50 yards out over the water. There are benches to sit and just soak in the sun, view and view the birds. Part of the... More 

1 Thank lbtweety47
Vero Beach, Florida
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151 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The nature trail here is usally pretty bad. It's usually muddy. The mosquitos can actually pick you up and fly you back to your vehicle. There are lots better places to enjoy nature.

1 Thank Dennismcmh
Vero Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Rustic trails wend through mesic (moist) hammock, scrubby pine flatwoods, and xeric (dry) hammock to coastal wetlands along the Indian River Lagoon on the north side of Oslo Road. A fifteen foot observation tower overlooks an impounded wetland where birders have seen ducks, roseate spoonbill, reddish egret, osprey, kingfisher and other birds. The south side of the Oslo Road has... More 

1 Thank J B
Roseville, California
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53 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

No frills. Small parking area and trails through and around mangrove swamps on banks of Indian River Lagoon. No modern conveniences, just nature at its natural best

1 Thank Dennis F
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This was a familiar boating and fishing venue from childhood. Still looks good even though a busier place. Grateful that the ORCA has made passive use of the area available for outdoorsy folks.

Thank Ann M

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