Find a Spring Retreat in the Cedar Key Area in Florida

Tidal Creek in the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge

Tidal Creek in the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge

Spring is upon so how about an interesting and fun Florida vacation in an RV. The western coast of Florida around Cedar Key has an abundance of sights and attractions that will entertain the whole family. Take, for instance, Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. This is a place where you can experience the off-shore islands like never before. Find boardwalks and observation towers which give you either up close views of nature or panoramic sweeps of horizon.

While you are here in beautiful Cedar Key, Florida, you’ll realize this locale is worthy of some time spent. Whether or not you are a seasoned fisherman, you will want to try your hand as some sports fishing. You can explore all the nooks and crannies by kayak if you like. There is no place like Cedar Key for boating either!

Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve is a must-see while in the area. Tour the swamps and hardwood forests. Smell the refreshing pine scents. Study nature and watch the wildlife traipse through the scrub. If hiking is your thing, there are miles of trails to enjoy here. Canoe the many creeks while watching for birds darting from tree to tree.

Are you a history buff? If so (and even if not) you will love the Cedar Key Historical Museum where you can view exhibits detailing Native Americans, John Muir and the Seminole Indians. Discover a rich history including the seafood industry of this Florida coast. Perhaps you will want to get outdoors after spending time inside. Get out on Cedar Key Railroad Trestle Nature Trail (PDF) next. Walk an easy trail through the aromatic forest, take photos of the animals lurking nearby and get out your plant identification book so you can see what varieties of plants live here.

Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge contains thirteen separate islands, each unique and lovely. You’ll get to view a long list of shorebirds and wading birds, as well as manatees, crabs and perhaps a bald eagle or two. Paddle in a kayak from Cedar Key to Atsena Otie Key to get the feel of the explorers who originally came to this region. Don’t miss the ruins of the Faber Mill and walk the trail to the old cemetery. Then make your way to Seahorse Key to see the lighthouse.

Last but not least, you will discover Waccassassa Bay State Preserve on your way to Yankeetown from Cedar Key. This preserve can only be accessed by boat, which makes it that much more exciting to visit. Fishermen will find both saltwater and freshwater fishing, photographers will find an unlimited opportunity at some great pictures and wildlife lovers will possibly view black bears, manatees and alligators.

What a great break this has been from the craziness of city life and all the troubles that often go along with it! The Cedar Key area is the perfect place to get away from it all and have some fun on an RV vacation.

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