A few miles down the road, past the cozy
residential areas of the Torch Keys and Ramrod
Key, is Summerland Key. Here, a world-class marine
science educational and research organization, Mote Marine
Laboratory, is exploring cutting edge techniques to grow coral that
will hopefully help regenerate our endangered reef.
Cudjoe Key is another charming residential island, and Sugarloaf
Key, MM 16 – 20, is famous for the Bat Tower, a historical site
chronicling a creative, if failed, attempt at pest control. Largely
undeveloped Saddlebunch Keys retains its rugged natural beauty and
offers a lovely scenic drive along the remnants of the Overseas Railroad.
In Big Coppitt, you’ll find a laid-back residential area with a number of
rental homes and plenty of amenities to meet your vacation needs.
Military pilots train at the U.S. Naval Air Facility on Boca Chica Key,
while Stock Island’s campgrounds and deep water marinas signal the
end of your journey through the Lower Keys. Whether it’s relaxation or
adventure you seek, you’re sure to find it in Florida’s Lower Keys.
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