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Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail (FKOHT)is about more than just transportation. It’s about recreation.

The trail currently spans more than 70 miles between Key Largo and Key West. More sections of the trail are under construction; and eventually it will stretch the whole way from Key West to the mainland, running parallel to Highway 1.

FKOHT is scenic from start to finish. It’s a beautiful venue for walking, running, cycling, in-line skating, and even fishing. The trail crosses 23 historic Flagler Railroad bridges, many of which now have cantilevered fishing platforms. Anglers will want to check out Channel Two Historic Bridge and the Tom’s Harbor Channel Historic Bridges.

10 Florida State Parks are located along the trail, making it easy to explore different sections of the trail without traversing it entirely by bike or on foot. These parks also provide great opportunities for snorkeling, paddling, and swimming.

While it is true that every traveler wants a unique experience, immersing oneself in the natural beauty of the Florida Keys is an essential part of a Key West vacation. The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail helps people–both travelers and locals–get close to nature. It provides safe opportunities for walking and cycling, and scenic opportunities for fishing and picnicking. In addition, it has many good launching points for kayaks.

Ask the innkeepers about the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail during your next Key West Bed and Breakfast vacation. It’s worth discovering.

Florida Keys Overseas Trail

The Florida Keys Overseas Trail.

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Divers Enjoy Halloween in Key Largo

Friday, October 15th, 2010
Parrotfish Face

Get face to face with a parrotfish while diving off Key Largo.

Scuba diving and snorkeling are popular sports in the Florida Keys, and with good reason. Some of the best diving areas in the world are here. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, created in 1963, was the first undersea park in the United States. Adjacent to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, the park encompasses almost 180 nautical square miles of coral reefs, seagrass beds, and mangrove swamps. The coral reefs are located between three and eight miles off-shore; tour them in a glass-bottom boat, or take a snorkeling or scuba tour.

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