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Cedar Key is unspoiled Florida at its best
Cedar Key is known for its rich history and culture, including a memorable role in the American Civil War. Today it is home to numerous artists who display their work in local galleries.
Cedar Key is a working fishing village that is among the oldest ports in Florida. It is part of a group of small islands jutting three miles into the Gulf of Mexico. The area was visited by naturalist John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club. Muir wrote of its unique beauty and featured Cedar Key in his book A Thousand-mile Walk to the Gulf. Cedar Key was important as a port during the Civil War and once was a vital railroad hub during the late 1800s and a manufacturing center for the Faber Pencil Company.
Cedar Key is now a favorite destination for nature lovers who enjoy bird watching and kayaking its marshes and the Gulf. Named “one of the coolest small towns in America” by Budget Travel magazine in 2011, Cedar Key is known for fabulous fishing and Cedar Key clams.
Things to do in Cedar Key
Cedar Key offers a variety of activities for nature and history lovers:
> Kayak the Gulf and Waccasassa River
> Birdwatch in nature preserves
> Enjoy unique local restaurants
> Enjoy the quiet, private beach
> Shop art galleries and studios
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