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Ocean Pointe Suites offers the best value for the money. Our Ocean Point condo is a two bedroom suites with incomparable amenities. The suite has a full kitchen, dining room, living room, washer & dryer, private balcony overlooking tropical foliage and the Atlantic Ocean. There is a spacious Jacuzzi style tub in the suite. On premises, you can stroll to the cafe. Or sun on the tropical beach, frolic or swim laps at the largest pool in the Upper Keys, relax in the whirlpool spa, or try your hand at tennis on one of the lighted courts. There's  a marina, playground, as well as kayaks. From sunrise to sunset you can enjoy the many activities Ocean Pointe has to offer. Ocean Pointe is a tranquil environment of sixty seven acres of tropical elegance in the Fabulous Florida Keys. Your vacation begins the moment you drive through the entrance into our beautifully landscaped tropical grounds. Fine restaurants and shopping are just minutes away, along with boating, fishing, snorkeling, diving and parasailing.Your Upper Keys adventure and beach vacation features hiking, biking, kayaking, and some of the best snorkeling in the world! Not to mention a chance to relax on the beach and catch some sun. Explore the Florida Keys including historic and eccentric Key West, the Everglades National Park and the best of Florida’s state parks. Look for the hiden beauity of manatees, alligators, and thousands of common wild exotic birds. Take an air boat ride or do some fishing. 

Ocean Pointe has everything you could want for a paradise Keys vacation.

 
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KEY LARGO - UPPER KEYS BICYCLING 

There are many good bicycling trips in the upper keys. There is bicycling from Key Largo to Islamorada in the Upper Keys. Bicycling is one of the best ways you can enjoy your time on our island in the Fabulous Florida Keys.

In the Florida Keys there are Bike Paths along the Overseas Highway. These bike paths continue to various parks and beaches off the highway. The weather and flat terrain  of the keys are ideal biking conditions. Bicycling is fun and the scenery of the keys is outstanding. You can bring your own bike or there are many places to rent a bicycle..

                             PARKS AND BEACHES OF THE UPPER KEYS

 
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, the park has approximately 1.5 miles of trails that wind through a tropical hardwood hammock. Along the trails, visitors are able to observe over 40 species of trees and plants that are native to the Florida Keys. With the aid of a guidebook, numbered trail stops, and interpretive markers, it is easy for visitors to learn about the natural and cultural resources of the site. Ranger-guided tours are also available.

Henry Flagler, who built the Overseas Railway that once connected the Florida Keys, first mined the Key Largo Limestone at Windley Key and adjacent quarries in the early 1900s. The rock was used for commercial construction purposes and decorative facing stone. Mining ceased in the early 1960s. It was near the Windley Key quarry that the Flagler Station was located. Use of the railroad ended in 1935 when a Category 5 storm swept the train from the tracks, killing more than 400 people.

                       JOHN PENNEKAMP PARK KEY LARGO - BIKE TRAIL  

JOHN PENNEKAMP PARK   KEY LARGO AND THE UPPER KEYS

The park maintains two nature trails each in a uniquely different environment. The Wild Tamarind Trail winds through the park's beautiful tropical hardwood hammocks, allowing visitors to view many of the areas native hardwood species. The Mangrove Trail winds peacefully through the mangroves and over the mangrove estuaries allowing visitors to view this unique environment up close and personal. Nature walks, for organized groups, need to be requested in advance, if possible to ensure that a Park Ranger is on duty for the walk.

A boardwalk allows visitors to venture into the mangrove forest, while a nature trail winds through the hammock.

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START ******At JOHN PENNEKAMP PARK     

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Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park

Once slated to become a condominium development, this park contains one of the largest tracts of West Indian tropical hardwood hammock in the United States. The park is home to 84 protected species of plants and animals, including wild cotton, mahogany mistletoe, and the American crocodile. Exploring the park´s trails gives visitors a chance to see some of these rare species of plants and animals. Over six miles of nature trails provide a wealth of opportunities for birdwatchers and photographers.

Florida Keys hammock soils are predominantly organic, with a very minor mineral component.The evolution of both forest and soil development ends and begins with fire. Fire consumes virtually all organic material down to the limestone surface. During the time required for the species replacement sequence to take place, the barren, rocky post-disturbance surface becomes blanketed by a spongy, organic substrate of 10-20 cm depth. Thin as it is, such a soil provides markedly different seedbed conditions and enhanced rooting volume in comparison to the rockland substrate over which it formed, and is able to absorb several times its weight in water. Augmentation of soil moisture-holding capacity may be especially important for Key Largo hammock species, These subtropical trees generally acquire most of their water from surface sediments rather than deeper groundwater sources that may be brackish in quality.

Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park is one of the largest contiguous tracts (2,304 acres) of tropical West Indian hardwood hammock in the United States. Once a dominant habitat type in the Florida Keys and southern tip of Florida’s peninsula, this West Indian plant community was originally established largely by migratory birds. Northbound migrant songbirds, having fed on the fruits of trees and shrubs in the Bahamas, Greater Antilles, and Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, often carry seeds in their digestive tract.

 Most of the park’s two miles of trails are paved and accessible to both bicycles and wheelchairs. Signs along a self-guided nature trail provide information about the park´s ecosystem and wildlife; ranger-guided tours are also available. 

Sunrise-sunset M-Su, tours at 10a Th, Su

The elusive American crocodile and indigo snake are just two of the many rare and endangered species found in this hikers paradise..Many tropical species of birds are resident here, including the white-crowned pigeon, mangrove cuckoo and black-whiskered vireo. Tropical vagrants such as the thick-billed vireo and La Sagra’s flycatcher are frequently reported in the park.

A hammock is a kind of island created around the roots of mangrove trees, which grow in shallow water. As it grows bigger over decades, the hammock becomes home to animals and plants as it continues to grow. .

This park is part of approximately 178 nautical square miles of coral reefs, mangrove swamps, and seagrass beds,  an impressive collection of mature tropical hammocks.This Is what we call the Florida Keys. 

JOHN PENNEKAMP PARK   KEY LARGO AND THE UPPER KEYS

The park maintains two nature trails each in a uniquely different environment. The Wild Tamarind Trail winds through the park's beautiful tropical hardwood hammocks, allowing visitors to view many of the areas native hardwood species. The Mangrove Trail winds peacefully through the mangroves and over the mangrove estuaries allowing visitors to view this unique environment up close and personal. Nature walks, for organized groups, need to be requested in advance, if possible to ensure that a Park Ranger is on duty for the walk.

A boardwalk allows visitors to venture into the mangrove forest, while a nature trail winds through the hammock.

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