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Cedar Key Museum State Park

Birding / Hiking / Adventuring Roadtrip Info

ROUGH DRAFT
Andrew Thoreson
Mar 2019
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GRADES: Click each for info, * = Note
Revisit? B
Birding C *
Wildlife D
Summer Heat D *
Terrain C
Fun Hike C *
Maintained A
Mosquitos F
Biting Files A *
Ticks B
NOTE: C+
NOTE: Trail hot - museum great
NOTE: Short but some interesting plants
NOTE: Seems unlikely here but they are on mainland not far
 LOCATION: Accuracy: Read me
Map On Big Map: Click map (or on google maps). Address: 12231 SW 166 Ct., Cedar Key, FL, Levy, USA, 32625
OFFICIAL INFO:

1) What It's Like

It's a museum built in the 60's judging by architecture - and it's a nice museum. There's a preserved house of a naturalist who lived here that's interesting. Out back is a trail that's part mixed woods and part along the water you see when crossing the bridges to get to Cedar Key.

2) Kinds of Birds

We saw thrashes, wading birds, titmice. Fairly good birding.

3) Amenities

Museum with bathrooms.

4) Time Requirements

Hour or hour and a half maybe to do all of it.

Experience

Just getting out here is fun because you get to see where the actual Cedar Key residents live. The museum is fun because it's a well preserved old 60's building (I'm guessing). Lots of dioramas and artifacts on the history here. The house on the property is one a historic naturalist lived and showed the era he was from. Behind that the trail is nice but short - and lots of mosquitoes. The mixed forest part has a huge yaupon holly bush used by Native Americans to make caffeine laden "black drink" (wikipedia). Overlooking the water and bridges is pretty but mosquitoes get thick.

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