Food Traveler Magazine Winter 2016 - Page 122

Southeast

MARTIN County

FLORIDA
Conveniently located on Florida ’ s East Coast , Martin County is part of an area known as the Treasure Coast … a real Florida gem that celebrates small-town life and that hard-tofind “ Old Florida ” feel . Martin County boasts a beautiful natural landscape from ocean , to river , to lake and everything in between ! Building restrictions have limited structures to four stories , preserving breathtaking views throughout the county , yielding Old Florida charm accented with Key West style .
Come see for yourself why the area was awarded the “ Happiest Seaside Town for 2016 ,” the first # 1 designation for a Florida town .
Culinary delights take on new meaning when sustainable , locally-grown food is the way of life and seaside markets provide ample opportunity to redefine fast food . Spanning nearly 22 miles along the coast , beaches include individual access strips which allow more private spots to enjoy the surf and sand or larger , guard-protected areas . “ Coastal ” conjures images of seafood – which Martin County has in abundance , but what you might not expect to find are farm-totable delights and unmatched culinary offerings throughout the county .
This easy-to-get-to-area , encompassing the communities of Port Salerno , Stuart , Palm City , Jensen Beach , Indiantown , Jupiter Island , Hobe Sound and Hutchinson Island , offers up beautiful beaches and 75 + parks - not to mention the most bio-diverse lagoon ecosystem in the Northern Hemisphere , the Indian River Lagoon . This hidden gem may be found within two hours or less driving time of four international airports : Palm Beach , Ft . Lauderdale , Miami and Orlando .
Make plans to disconnect from the hustle and bustle and reconnect with your inner foodie . You ’ ll also find a variety of experiences to tickle your fancy , from rodeos to high-end shopping , art galleries and one-of-a-kind museums to ecofriendly sea turtle adventures . This is a place for escaping , for making memories that last longer than tan lines .
Photos Courtesy of The Martin County Office of Tourism
120 FoodTraveler l Winter 2016
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