Marathon Off The Beaten Path

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    Looking for lobsters
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  • Sunbathers at the end of the day
    Sunbathers at the end of the day
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  • Fish under reflections
    Fish under reflections
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Marathon

  • 1. Pigeon Key

    We first visited Pigeon Key in 1969 when our car (a 1932 Plymouth) broke down on 7 mile bridge. My husband pushed, I steered and we drifted down onto Pigeon Key where he fixed the fault. All that was...

  • 2. Dolphin Research Center

    We didn't originally plan to visit the Dolphin Research Center, but a rainy afternoon found us looking for a beach alternative. The Center is a treasure. The dolphins are people friendly and very...

  • 3. Seven Mile Bridge

    The original girder bridge was, of course, a railroad bridge which was built: 1908 - 1912. In 1931 the Florida East Coas Railroad went bankrupt and in 1935 the line was damaged in a hurricane and...

  • 4. Free Fish Feeding

    Captain Hooks has pools of fish outside. Crane Point Museum also has fish but these are better and there are more fish - plus it is free to look at them. Every...

  • 5. Sombrero Beach

    Not very many people outside of the local community know about Sombrero Beach, which is one of the best beaches in the Keys (possibly Bahia Honda being better)....

  • 6. Pelicans at Keys Fisheries Market

    Taking pics of pelicans is one of my passions. We went to Keys Fisheries for dinner and discovered many pelicans resting. The food line was long and slow, so we...

  • 7. Turtle Hospital AKA Marine Environmental Project

    This is SO OTBT, that you can't go here unless you are a motel guest. ONLY guests can see the turtles during the evening feeding. The Turtle Hospital is NOT...

  • 8. Grant Air Biplane Air Tours

    We often see this plane flying around and doing stunts. Apparently it is available for tours over the Keys by air.There are other air tour companies at the...

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Marathon Off The Beaten Path

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If you settle down on Marathon for a stay and don't just go speeding through on your way to Key West there are quite a few interesting places to see.  Pigeon Key where Flagler had his...

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