Thursday, December 25, 2008

cedar key FL

Cedar Key is the real "old Florida. Home of cedar for the pencil industry.Federally protected sanctuaries; billions of healthy singing chirping - migratory and shore birds, including elusive white pelican, roseate spoonbill and bald eagle. Cedar Keys, a chain of barrier islands,a variety of natural habitats, from salt marshes to Indian shell mounds. Great Spirit is evident in the rolling fog, calm water & jumping fish. I feel the hearts of the buried native Americans that lived, fished and built Indian communities here; I can almost see the smoke rising from Tee Pees dotting the shoreline.

How to Get Here...

Cedar Key is about 50 miles southwest of Gainesville, Florida; 135 miles north of Tampa; and 130 miles southwest of Jacksonville, Florida. From Gainesville, take State Route #24 southwest for approximately 50 miles. You will cross-over State Highway 27/41 in Archer, Alternate Route 27 in Bronson, and US 19/98 in Otter Creek. Continue until you encounter a stop sign in the City of Cedar Key. Travel time from Gainesville to Cedar Key is about one hour.

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