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Indian Key State Historic Site

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Address: Mile Marker 78.5, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Lovely kayaking destination

We rented kayaks at Robbie's and paddled over for a picnic. It was a fun destination, although there was enough wind to make getting home annoying. The park at Indian Key is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We rented kayaks at Robbie's and paddled over for a picnic. It was a fun destination, although there was enough wind to make getting home annoying. The park at Indian Key is pretty and very interesting. One note: signs instruct you to pay a $2.50/person entry fee, cash only.

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North Hampton, NH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The paddle was fairly easy although watch the water depth at low tide. Paths on the island are easy to navigate and very interesting stops along the way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get there by kayak, canoe, private boat or charter, its worth the effort. Start off at Robbies or one of the fill Keys between Upper and Lower Matecumbe if you are paddling. Its a historical wonder to me that an actual settlement was there and an early county seat for Dade County in the 19th Century. Walking tour markers on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean, well-managed park with a nice shady walk through the abandoned coral quarry. Stop to see beautiful embedded fossils, and tree varieties.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting this smallish island with a complex and fascinating history. It is hard to believe that at on time 75 people lived and thrived on this island with everything they needed from items salvaged from wrecks to a hotel to a store and so on. Also an interesting example of the effect of introducing non-native species to a... More 

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We paddled out to the location in a two-person kayak. The trip out & back wasn't bad, with only a few minor struggles against the wind when we we under the highway bridge. The island itself has a series of trails (streets) going around and across it. Along the way, there are small markers are the different sites where houses... More 

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Fernandina Beach, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great spot to get out and stretch your legs. This island is only accessible by water and has an eery history. We visit every year!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By far the best part of our trip. The paddle out was about 30 minutes. Touring the island and reading the historical plaques was fascinating! The observation deck and walking out on the dock was amazing!

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Kankakee, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Area's early settlement/tourist history-get there only by boat . A nice walk with no mosquitoes. You can get more details about the area from the historical museum at the Islander - only open Th- Sunday.

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miami
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the area and have a kayak, don't miss this nice paddle out to the State Park. You will probably run into three people on the entire secluded island while you learn about the historic original hub of Dade County.

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