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Marathon for a month?

I am thinking of spending a month in Marathon - is there enough to do? I like walking, beaching, swimming, snorkelling, shopping. I am travelling with a small dog.


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1. Re: Marathon for a month?

Yes. Do it.

You are a beautiful 1 hour drive form both ends of the keys. If you don't want to leave, you don't have to.

Marathon, Florida
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2. Re: Marathon for a month?

You'll want to stay longer.

Key West, Florida
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You can walk and wade the roadside beaches to go flats fishing for bonefish. Fishing in the Florida Keys is a great time.

www.threebone.com is a website that explains how and where to bonefish. The website also has some humorous Keys Short stories about Keys Life.

I caught 3 bonefish in one day, and that is why it is called 3bone.


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4. Re: Marathon for a month?

You won't have a problem finding things to do. There's plenty of places to walk, small beaches, historical places to visit. Make day trips to the other keys. Each key has it's own personality. From Marathon you are not far from Bahia Honda park. Rent canoes or kayaks from most anywhere in the keys to explore the shoreline. Visit John Pennykamp Park in Key Largo. There are quite a few nice little shops in Marathon. Some touristy, some not so. That goes for all of the keys really. Take one day a week to explore Key West. Hire a guide for a fishing trip, or if you don't fish you can still hire them to go out on the water for the day. Many places are pet friendly in the keys even restaurants that have out door seating, altho I would check first before bringing fido. Enjoy!

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Marathon for a month??? I'll take that kind of boredom ANY day of the week!!! My husband and I are teachers and so we travel to Marco Island each summer and our stays get longer and longer. We now stay for most of the summer and I am almost in tears when we have to leave! Marathon would be the same way . . . GREAT place!!!

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