Village of Islamorada, Florida

Islamorada is a village in Monroe County, Florida. Considered a “Village of Islands” it is located on the islands of Tea Table Key, Lower Matecumbe Key, Upper Matecumbe Key, Windley Key, and Plantation Key.

Indian Key Historic State Park is a small island only accessible via boat. It can be an ideal location for those looking to swim, sunbathe, and hike along with other activities. Open year round starting at 8am to sundown, this historic park sits on 11 acres and only 1/2 mile off shore. Back in the 1800's it was business salvaging cargo for the Florida Keys. It is a great visit for a day of animal watching and kayaking in which you can easily see a stingray and maybe even a shark. 

Indian Key Historic State Park

Named by the afluent Miami chemist William J. Matheson, Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park is an island of hardwood hammock forests spared from the increasing industrialization of nearby areas. The island is only accessible via boat tours or private boat rentals.

Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park

The Florida Keys are home to the fifth largest coral reef system in the world. This state park shows where coral used to live when Florida was underwater, hence the name 'fossil'. When you visit, you'll see remains of coral reefs within the geologic makeup of the park. 

Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park
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Florida Keys Brewing Company is located in Islamorada, Florida and is one of the largest craft breweries in the Florida Keys and the first in the upper keys. They feature a rotating 20-draft beer list with selections that not only epitomize Florida beer but also transcend every style. The brewery also boasts an expansive beer garden with sand traps to remind you that you're never far from the shore. 

One of the smallest microbreweries in the country, hosting a variety of Florida breweries on their guest taps as well as a large selection of bottles from breweries across the country and around the world. Heartbreakers also features live, local musicians on the regular and allows an open mic format so as to allow artists from a range of talents to perform whatever they want, be it music, poetry, or even the occasional stand-up comic. 

A brewing company in Islamorada with a second location in Fort Pierce with a fairly large distribution radius for its size, reaching the majority of the state of Florida. With a lot of Florida-inspired brews filling their chalkboard menu, it is a great place to unwind and relax as the locals do in their homey taproom located right off of highway 1. 

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