Key Largo, Florida

Key Largo is the first and northernmost of the Florida Keys. Home to a tropical climate, winding creeks, and two state parks including a national marine sanctuary, Key Largo boasts beautiful and captivating scenery. For folks interested in watersports, Key Largo’s ties to the sea are strong with scuba diving, snorkeling, an underwater hotel, sport fishing, eco tours, beaches, and plenty of dolphin encounters. Key Largo is truly a fascinating little world of its own.

The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail is a 106 mile trail that runs throughout the Florida Keys from Key Largo to Key West. The trail is suited for pedestrians and bicyclists alike and parallels U.S. Highway 1. Carrying such designations as a National Scenic Highway and All-American Road. Park-goers and trail-goers can experience a wide range of activities such as skating, sightseeing, paddling, mountain biking, and boating to name a few.

The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail

Underwater and spanning 70 nautical miles, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is unlike any other park in Florida. Like many parks it offers picnicking, fishing, canoeing, swimming at the beach, and tropical hammocks. What sets it apart is the coral reef resting just below its waters. For those looking to get a view of life under the waves there are tours with glass bottomed boats and kayaking tours available. But adventure-seekers wanting to see up close what this sunken site has to offer have access to snorkeling and scuba-diving. Anyone who is interested in the park but not getting wet can view the many nature videos and salt-water aquariums on the park's campus.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
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The Academy at Ocean Reef is a PK-8 coeducational independent school dedicated to providing the highest quality of education and preparing students for highly selective secondary schools and colleges.