Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway

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  • The Indian River Lagoon

    This aerial shows a view of the diverse biosystem and beauty of the Indian River Lagoon.

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  • Boats Abound

    Boating is always a pleasure on the Indian River Lagoon, so people travel whenever they can on the waterway.

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  • Space Shuttle Endeavor at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

    The Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge resides within Kennedy Space Center. This provides a unique blend of pristine natural and recreational resources with the space age technology of NASA.

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  • Touring the Grant House

    A visitor gets the inside scoop from a tour guide at the Grant House.

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  • Boats at the Dock

    A would-be sailor examines the boats docked at Sebastian Inlet State Park.

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  • Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway

    The Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway traverses a thin stretch of land, with the calm waters of the Indian River Lagoon to the east and the crashing breakers of the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

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  • Sunbathing Alone

    A sunbather catches some rays at James H. Nance Park.

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  • American Alligator

    An American alligator grins toothily as it stealthily crawls through the grasslands of Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

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  • Biking on Cocoa Beach

    A lone cyclist takes to Cocoa Beach for a sunrise ride next to the waves.

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  • Pelicans at Pelican Island

    Some of the national wildlife refuge\'s namesakes grace the dedication with their presence.

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  • Underwater Manatee

    One of the many mammals found at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, this manatee floats placidly for inquisitive visitors to observe.

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  • Blue Winged Teal Ducks at Merritt Island

    A pair of blue-winged teal ducks swim near the shore while a third looks on.

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  • Young Fishermen at Merritt Island

    Father and sons prepare to fish along the bank on a clear spring day.

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  • Learning About the Environment at Merritt Island

    The local ranger educates curious children and other visitors about the birds that can be found at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

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  • Waves at Canaveral National Seashore

    The thunderous waves crash to the shore as the cattails sway in the wind.

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  • Clouds Over Cocoa Beach

    Clouds may keep some visitors away, but others enjoy the solitude of having the beach all to themselves.

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  • Kayaking on the Indian River Lagoon

    Two kayakers pause at a sandbar to look at shorebirds on the Indian River Lagoon.

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  • Motorboating on the Indian River Lagoon

    A boat speeds away from the inlet dock at the Indian River Lagoon.

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  • Paddling the St. Sebastian River

    Three kayakers paddle down the St. Sebastian River past draperies of lush plant life.

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