Florida Keys Off The Beaten Path

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    Feed the tarpon

    by goingsolo Written Nov 25, 2005

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    This is a stop that most people will miss. I'd been missing it for over 30 years until the time I drove down to the keys with a really good tour guide who knew my backyard far better than I did. There's a small nondescript shop so typical in the Florida Keys which is used primarily as a bait and tackle place, along with boat rentals and snorkel trips. But the main attraction is feeding the tarpon. For a couple of bucks, you can get a bucket of fish and feed the school of tarpon that linger in the water waiting for a free meal. If you ever wanted to get up close and personal with a tarpon without having to get in the water, this is the place to do it.

    Robbie's is located at Mile Marker 77, about halfway between Miami and Key West. Its also a nice stopping point to break up the long drive to Key West.

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    Pigeon Key

    by goingsolo Written Apr 7, 2005

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    The Florida Keys really are about more than fishing and drinking. The unique landscape and history behind the quest to make it accessible to tourists and residents are preserved on this tiny island which, again, many people miss in their desire to drive over the Seven Mile Bridge.

    Pigeon Key is another separate island located just past Marathon and near the Seven Mile Bridge. The island served as the base for workers on the Flagler Railroad Project, which was abandoned when the rail line was partially destroyed during a hurricane.

    Pigeon Key is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and contains a railroad museum and several restored cottages from the Flagler era. The Piegon Key historical society has worked hard to preserve the island as it was and not allow it become yet another commercialized key replete with small hotels, restaurants and charter fishing companies. There is a tram which provides access from the Pigeon Key visitor center to Pigeon Key and a separate entrance fee is charged for entering the island.

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    Key Deer

    by goingsolo Updated Apr 6, 2005

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    Key Deer are a miniature version of white tailed deer found only in the Florida Keys. These little guys weigh only about 55 lbs when fully grown. Key Deer are mostly found in the Big Pine Key area or the Everglades.

    When driving on the Overseas Highway, especially at night, keep a lookout for the deer as you never know when you'll spot one or more grazing by the side of the road. This is a real treat as the Key Deer is endangered and there are only 250-300 Key Deer remaining in existence.

    The National Key Deer Wildlife Refuge in Big Pine Key is a good place to spot key deer. The reguge is about 30 miles north of Key West and is located on Key Deer boulevard. You can drive through a small portion of the refuge, which is 9,000 acres in total. Speed limits are strictly enforced here to protect the endangered deer population.

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    State Parks

    by goingsolo Written Apr 6, 2005

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    There are several state parks located along the Overseas Highway throughout the Keys. The parks are all relatively small and charge a separate entrance fee. But here you will find picnic areas and boat launch facilities. Camping facilities are available as well.

    John Pennykamp Coral Reef State Park (see things to do tips), there are several smaller and lesser known parks, including, Bahia Honda State Park in Big Pine Key, Long Key State Park and Curry Hammock State Park in Marathon.

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    More Keys West Websites

    by TheConchMan Updated Nov 27, 2003

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    Bed & Breakfast Website

    Key West City Search

    Florida Keys Campgrounds

    Key West Golf Club

    Key West Restaurants

    Duval Street "Live"

    Sloopy Joes in Key West

    Chief Moz

    Alice's La te Da in Key West

    Wyndham Casa Marina in Key West

    Key West City

    El Menson de Pepe Restaurant in Key West

    Monroe County & the Florida Keys

    Florida Keys Fishing

    Fabulous Vacations

    Geiger Key Matina

    Keys Directory

    Keys Islands Homes

    Pepe's Cafe in Key West

    Schooner Wharf Bar in Key West

    Parrot Head Club in Key West

    Turtle Kraals Restaurant in Key West

    Vacation Rentals by Owner

    Pub Club

    My Travel Guide

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    More Key West Websites

    by TheConchMan Updated Nov 27, 2003

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    Monroe County Florida Keys Education

    Florida Keys Website

    The Florida Keys Website

    Special Places

    Refistry One

    Key West International Airport

    Islands Website

    Florida Travel

    Key West La Concha Hotel

    Island City House

    Florida Keys Website

    Island West Tours Website

    Grand Key Resort

    La Te Da

    Keys Newspaper

    Keys Retreat Website

    Florida Net Website

    Florida Keys Website

    Key West Website

    Roots Website

    Ricks Bar

    See The Keys Website

    Dry Tortugas National Park

    FIWI Website

    B&B Finder

    Great Locations Website

    Key West Magazine

    Key West Best

    Key West Vacation

    Key West Vacation

    Keys Directory

    Fast Cats

    See The Florida Keys

    My Key West

    Free Florida Keys

    Simonton Court

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    Key West Websites

    by TheConchMan Updated Nov 10, 2003

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    The Bull & Whistle on Duval St. in Key West

    My experiences & local knowledge on Key West is, everyone wants to know where can "I" find some internet websites for viewing before I ask some questions bout this & that. I'm supplying these websites for that purpose, so if the website isn't here, "ask me" & I will try to give you a website to view or try to answer any of your questions. Enjoy!

    Key West Key Lime Pie Company

    Key West Vacation Experts

    Key West Travel Guide Website

    Garvick Accomondations Website

    Key West Accomondations Website

    La Trattoria Italian Restaurant

    Mangoes Restaurant

    Peppers of Key West Store

    Duval St. On-Line Website

    Sloppy Joe's Bar

    Southernmost Old Town Resorts Lodging

    Square One Restaurant

    The Conch Republic Website

    Discover Key West Website

    Baby's Coffee in Key West

    Weddings in Key West

    Antonia's Restaurant

    Bars in Key West

    B&B's in Key West

    Cafe Sole Restaurant

    Camille's Restaurant

    Concierge in Key West

    Florida's On-Line Website

    On-Line Highways Website

    More B&B's in Key West

    Key West Aloe Company

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    Night Fishing on the Sea Wall

    by SURFIN7TH Updated Mar 11, 2007
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    We never travel without our fishing rods. Snappers, grunts, jacks, all waiting for a shrinp on a small jig.

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    St Paul's Episcopal Church

    by Dutchnatasja Written Nov 29, 2005

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    Just a picture of this beautiful Church in Duval Street, Key West. Look at the full moon. A perfect night for a ghost tour don't you think?

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