Adventure Guide to the Florida Keys and the Everglades by Joyce Huber

By Joyce Huber

The simplest consultant to South Florida's usual wonders and particular treasures. This advisor explores all of the means from romantic Key Largo to special Pine Key, Little Torch Key and cool Key West. It deals vast details on how one can discover, together with aerial excursions, biking trails, the Pelican direction (Key West), canoe and kayak excursions and nature hikes.

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Early settlers farmed productive groves of Key limes, tamarind and breadfruit. In the lower Keys, pineapple farms flourished, producing up to one million crates a year. Besides fresh fruit sales, a Keys processing factory shipped canned pineapple to most of Eastern North America. As air transportation and refrigeration improved, Hawaiian plantations eventually took over the pineapple market. Plume Hunting 41 In later years, a thriving shark factory was established on Big Pine Key amidst the abandoned farms.

North Canal Drive). Public boat tours leave from Convoy Point. Diving and snorkeling trips can be arranged at the ranger station. Anglers and boaters may launch their own boats at the Homestead Bayfront Park boat ramp next to Convoy Point. WaveRunners and Jet Skis are not allowed in the park. Environments In recent years we’ve realized the enormous impact on south Florida’s parks and sanctuaries due to advances in technology. The emergence of air-conditioning, scuba equipment and air travel during the 1920s and ’30s laid the groundwork for south Florida’s current status as a vacation and retirement capital.

Jumpers must be at least 18 years old. Sky Dive Key West is located at Sugarloaf Airport, MM 17, Sugarloaf Key. Take US 1 to Sugarloaf Lodge and turn at the airplane. % 800-YOU JUMP (800-968-5867). Visit their website at www. com. com. Aerial Tours 50 Outdoor Adventures Boat Tours n The African Queen MM 100, Oceanside Holiday Inn Key Largo % 305-451-4655 Half-hour cruises aboard the African Queen depart from the Holiday Inn docks. Powered by the original engine, the Queen lets off steam as the first mate sounds the fog horn and pulls away from the dock.

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