The Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway promotes an environment where travelers are surrounded by a unique and diverse habitat with special places and breathtaking scenery that inspires a sense of calmness and creates unforgettable memories.
The Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway meanders through delicate expanses of three national wildlife refuges, a national seashore, as well as numerous state and local parks, and sanctuaries. The Indian River is home to more than 4,000 species of plants and animals – the largest number of species of any estuary in North America.
Visitors may enjoy the rich and lavish land either by the roadside or by getting “off the beaten path” through sailing, swimming, surfing, boating, fishing, bird watching, hiking and biking.
Florida Scenic Highways are often referred to as “byways.” One of the main requirements of scenic byway designation is that it show one or more of six key intrinsic qualities: Historic, Archaeological, Scenic, Cultural, Natural, and Recreational. Learn more about the Florida Scenic Highway program at http://floridascenichighways.com/