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“Day trip to Cedar Key”

Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge
Ranked #6 of 24 things to do in Cedar Key
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Owner description: Thirteen offshore islands designated as wilderness areas offer spectacular and rare viewing for birding and wildlife enthusiasts.
Reviewed May 1, 2014

I have wanted to visit the key for a good 7 months and I finally got the chance this past weekend (April 26th). It was a perfect day not too hot not too cool. The shop keepers were very friendly and accommodating and seemed genially proud of their small quaint fishing community. There is much to do if you want to spend a few days exploring the area as well. Pontoon boat tours, charter fishing, Kayak rentals for paddling and fishing and a small community beach with bathhouse and facilities.

3  Thank Jes M
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

Quiet and unspoiled by developers the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge islands are spectacular to behold. Some of the areas most beautiful beaches are located on these NWR islands. Never overcrowded and pristine. Each island has a wealth of history of their own. The Cedar Keys NWR islands are accessible by boat only. You will want to bring a camera, sunscreen, bug spray and water with you. Get in touch with the history of Florida.

1  Thank FarawayInnCedarKey
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Lovely hikes - pristine wilderness! Great birding!
Armadillos, alligators! Easy parking - amazing shell mounds
- raised walkways- spectacular views! Not touristy!!!

1  Thank Loistheartist
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

Very quiet restful drive. We first drove in the wrong entrance, beware, it was kind of creepy. Left and drove further to the 9 mile loop.

Thank Lou F
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

We had a marvelous day boating on the Gulf Waters and exploring Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge Islands. We visited Atsena Otie, North Key and Snake Key and we saw the top of the lighthouse on Seahorse Key. Seahorse Key was not open to the public at this time of year. So we may have to visit later this year when it is open to the public. We learned that August 15 - September 15 is Peak fall migration of shore birds. We seashell hunted. We sat at the shore and saw lots of small fishies swimming around us. It was great fun. Keep in mind that Cedar Key is a tide dependent waterway and remember to bring lots of water and some bug spray and a camera for sure. Did I mention the Cedar Key NWR islands are all boat access only and so much fun.

7  Thank FarawayInnCedarKey
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