Things To Do
Although many guests of the FERNDALE LODGE come here for the rest and
relaxation, there are some of you who come here to take advantage of our local
attractions. We are fortunate to be able to be located "half-way
between" lots of nice attractions.
For information on the Sebastian River Area try visiting the Sebastian
River Area and Indian River Chamber of Commerce websites.
Located adjacent to the Sebastian Airport, this is one of the largest and
best skydiving location in the Country. See this website for information and
lots of neat pictures.
Located right on US1 in the heart of Sebastian, this small but very
interesting collection of Spanish artifacts and treasures is a must see in
Sebastian. You can also purchase some unique gold and silver coins in fine
jewelry settings at reasonable prices.
A wonderful experience for both adults and children. Its a natural
learning center with "real" animals and real people.
Just off the Wabasso Causeway, 5 miles south of Sebastian
Most people feel that this is the most beautiful ocean front park in the
state -- at least most fishermen and surfers think so. Directly across from the
Lodge, the inlet provides access to the Atlantic Ocean - deep sea fishing and
miles of un-crowded sandy beaches. Picnic facilities and casual eating available.
"Swim with the Manatees"
Often overlooked but one of the nicest and easiest airports to get in and
out of that we know of. Only 30 minutes from Sebastian (compared to 1 1/2 hours
from Orlando) this airport has it all. All major rental cars can be picked up
A local treasure for golfers. Local pro Greg Gardner
maintains an excellent 18 hole course that’s challenging to any golfer. Eat a
fine meal at the Eagles Next Restaurant to round out a perfect golfing
experience at a reasonable price.
Located on the South end of Vero Beach on US1. The McKee Gardens are an 18 acre subtropical garden with a diverse botanical collection as well as several restored architectureal treasures.
Wonderful collections of art in an attractive setting. Located in the scenic beach front section of Vero Beach.
Formerly the home of the Brooklyn and LA Dodgers, now a spectacular training complex for high school, college and professional sports teams.
Located just off I95 on CR512. Several large swimming pools -- some heated. Great place for both children and adults. Host location for several state wide and national swim meets.
The Riverside Theatre Complex is located in Riverside Park between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River just off State Road 60.
Dining and Nightlife
Capt. Hirams Resort
Squid Lips Overwater Grill
Famous for free weekend blues concerts, great atmosphere and cold beer.
Check out our other recommended public golf courses, all within a few
miles of the Ferndale Lodge
Links at Pointe West Golf Course
Sandridge - Indian River County
The Habitat - Valkaria (Brevard)
Aquarina - Melbourne Beach
Things to do in Florida
Cocoa Beach, Florida
We’ll be adding more links to our favorite places to visit as we find them.
If you do visit our recommended attractions, tell them that "Ed and Joanne
from the Ferndale Lodge sent us".