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    Edgewater, FL

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    Edgewater: True To Its Name

    True to its name, this city just south of New Smyrna Beach lies along the edge of the Indian River, putting great fishing and spectacular views right at your doorstep. It’s no surprise that legendary boat company Boston Whaler recently expanded its headquarters here, or that this has become the epicenter of the area’s blueways. Launch from Menard-May Park to explore these trails; paddle around mangrove islands to see pelicans, herons, and other birds.

    Go angling for redfish with Edgewater River Guide. Then dine on fresh fish at hot spots like JC’s Riptides and Elliott's Steakhouse. 

    The Indian River Lagoon

    The Indian River Lagoon is the largest and most diverse estuary in the United States. At 156 miles long, it is home to over 3,000 different species of plants and animals. The lagoon is made up of the Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River, and the Indian River. It extends south from the Ponce de Leon Inlet in New Smyrna Beach to the Jupiter Inlet in Jupiter, FL. The lagoon is a nesting ground for sea turtles; females return each year to lay their eggs along the shores. It’s also on the migratory path for manatees; l arge, but gentle, sea mammals. Thousands of dolphins also call the lagoon home. The Indian River Lagoon waterways can be explored by kayak or canoe. There are also many walking paths and trails for those who like to stay on dry land. An important habitat, the Indian River Lagoon gives visitors an up - close look at Florida’s unique flora and fauna.

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    Nearby: Kennedy Space Center

    Many kids across America dream of becoming an astronaut and rocketing into outer space. While that dream is realized by just a few, many can experience the thrill of space exploration with a visit to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Located south of Edgewater at Cape Canaveral, it makes for the perfect day trip. The Visitor Center boasts separate “missions” that will take you on a chronological tour through the space program. Explore the “Heroes & Legends” zone for a historical look at the space program or take the “Behind the Gates” tour, where you’ll see launch pads and NASA’s famous Vehicle Assembly Building. “Race to the Moon,” “Shuttle: A Ship Like No Other,” and “NASA Now + Next” are exhibits that tell the story of each era of space exploration. If you happen to be in the area during a launch, you’ll have a front-row seat right from the rivers of Edgewaterso be sure to bring along your phone or camera to catch all the action. For a day trip that’s out-of-this-world with fun, visit the Kennedy Space Center. We bet you’ll have a blast!

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    Water Rentals & Sports


    If you didn't bring your own kayak, paddleboard, or boat, don't worry! The New Smyrna Beach Area has plenty of rental and private charter companies ready to serve your needs.

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