17 April 1999

In-and-Around....the Cedar Keys

Cedar Key Spring Arts Festival - This prestigious outdoorart festival willstart at 9am and close at 5pm on Saturday Sunday, April 17 and 18. Fine Paintings, Sculpture, Photography, Graphics and Crafts. Bring the family for a day of fun, relaxation and entertainment. Delicious fresh cook Cedar Key seafood dinners served in the waterfront part both days.Contact Cedar Dey Chamber at 352-543-5600.

Cedar Key Historical Society Museum - and
Cedar Key State Museum - the most complete shell collection ever assembled is on display here.

Vacation Rentals - available at Seahorse Landing, overlooking Seahorse Key and Goose Cove. No pets. Non -smoking rooms available. For more information and rates call 352/543-6801

Kayak Rentals - explore the waters and islands of Cedar Keys from your own sea kayak; walk on the beaches of Atsena Otie Key; view the unspoiled breauty of Old Florida. Or, just relax and enjoy the water and sun. Rates start at $15.
For more information call 352/543-9437

Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge - A group of restricted access islands in the Gulf, including an 1850s lighthouse on Florida's highest coastal elevation. Boats are available at Cedar Key.

Waccassassa Bay State Preserve - A 31,000 acre limited access preserve offers access to canoeists and campers for both freshwater and saltwater fishing, photography and historic site exploration.

Shell Mound Park - A prehistoric Indian mound and nature trail off Highway 347 on CR326 outside Cedar Key offers camping, boat ramp, and picnicking.

Manatee Springs State Park - A Florida spring offers camping (100 sites), diving, s3wimming, picnicking, boat ramp, canoe rentals and an elevated boardwalk through cypress wetlands into the historic Suwannee River.

Island Hotel & Restaurant - is on the National Register of Historic Buildings. Built in 1859, constructed from seashell tabby (oyster shells, limestone & sand) with walls 10" thickand oak supports. Its walls have withstood hurricans for almost 150 years. It was originally built as a general store and post office, and has changed little.
Call 352/543-5111 - or - go to: http://islandhotel-cedarkep.com/

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