Middle Keys Attractions

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    Miami Blue: Rarest of the rare

    If you were to go on a search to find hidden treasure, the first place you might look would be on a remote island. With visions of a treasure chest full of glittering gold, you may very likely walk right over a beach full of pearls and not even notice.

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    Tiny island holds a lot of history

    On Jan. 2, 1908, Henry Flagler began construction of the Florida East Coast Railway. It was Flagler’s dream, one he personally financed with $80 million of his own money, to see the coast of Florida connected by train from Jacksonville to Key West.

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    Resort finishing big makeover

    Lime Tree Bay on Long Key has nearly finished a $2.5 million renovation and expansion.

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    Curry Hammock State Park

    Birdwatchers take note – this park's collection of hardwood hammocks, mangrove swamps, and wetlands makes it one of the best birding destinations in the country. Like many of the Keys’ state parks, Curry Hammock is part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. But it is also a site for ...

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    Bahia Honda State Park

    Just down the beach from our sunny picnic spot at Bahia Honda State Park, a toddler in a pink bathing suit scampered to her parents, carrying a handful of sand that she had scooped from below the gently unfolding surf. Her giggles carried on the wind as she dropped the sand into a vivid blue pail...

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    Crane Point Museum and Nature Center

    Crane Point is one of those special places that is as peaceful and relaxing as it is educational and entertaining. Whenever people go there they resolve to return soon, but it is never soon enough.

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    Dolphin Research Center

    Even on a day when temperatures near Marathon dipped to as low as 49 degrees, the Dolphin Research Center was abuzz with activity.

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    Sailing can blow you away

    Weathered wooden docks, all grayed with age and dotted with barnacles, mean the edge of the world for any person whose love of the water has met its equal in the sleek design of a boat.

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    National parks show nature at its best

    The Florida Keys are known for three national parks, Dry Tortugas National Park off Key West, and Everglades National Park and the Big Cypress National Reserve on the mainland.

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    Spend the day among dolphins at play

    “Who do we have here?” asks John Baltzell, captain of the 31-foot catamaran Patty C, as we approach two young dolphins rubbing bellies and spy-hopping. Baltzell has been studying the local dolphin ecology for six years while driving the Patty C, an inspected vessel out of the historic...

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