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It’s a beautiful kayak trip to Lignaumvitae Key for the Ranger guided tour with stories of it’s history. Tours are only Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 and 2:00. The tour includes a modest hike into the botanical area SO WEAR AND BRING MOSQUITO SPRAY...More
We had such a fun time learning all about the trees and botanical gardens. I loved that he asked what we thought things were and made you think. My Daughter loved it so much she made him a card. That is saying something if you...More
A unique and well-preserved ecosystem amidst the throngs of traffic and tourists in the Middle Keys. It was wonderful to learn of the native plants superbly adapted to this unique environment. Also saw the nesting ospreys with their fledgling chick. The tour of the historic...More
Informative rangers, beautiful boardwalk. Lots to see and do. Just check the Florida State Park website and double check the times that the island is open. Worth it to take the tour for 2 dollars extra. See you guys next year!
Ranger met us at the dock and shared history of the key, We toured the house built in 1919, still comfortably livable. Then we went on a walk through the woods with most of the focus on native trees. The poison wood tree was especially...More
This is a beautiful botanical state park tours are offered. There is a house dated to around 1900 with a garden. The water around the island is shallow, its fun to watch the fish. They have lots of birds, lizards, turtles as you walk the...More
We docked our boat on what looks like a beautiful island. Hiked to the first building and stopped for a picture under a tree. Within seconds, my wife had 30-40 mosquitos on her. We tried to swat them and ran back to our boat and...More
The tour with the park ranger was excellent. We also enjoyed exploring the house and yard. The best time to visit is in the cooler months (winter) and the bugs are less.
There are specific tour times and you can only explore the wooded areas...More
Being able to see what Florida looked like before Disney and all the strip malls and gated communities is gold. Enjoy walking paths through mangrove forest and mud flats. You never know what wildlife might show up.