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Cedar Key Cemetary Point Boardwalk

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Mar 2019
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NOTE: Boardwalk
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Map On Big Map: Click map (or on google maps). Address: 16050 E Point Rd, Cedar Key, FL, Levy, USA, 32625

1) What It's Like

It's a nice boardwalk along the water off the Cedar Key Cemetery looking over salt marsh that reaches a nice municipal park. Birding was good for us.

2) Kinds of Birds

We only discovered this on our last trip out here but we saw a lot of scaups, wading birds, heard a great horned owl in the cemetery, some warblers, a cat bird. Pretty good for one visit to a small site.

3) Wildlife

Doubtful anything unless you see fish jumping. Maybe raccoons.

4) Amenities

I don't remember if there was a bathroom. Boardwalk was great and a lot of stuff for kids at the park - I think exercise equipment as well maybe.

5) Directions

There are two little parking spots at gate to cemetery - just walk across the entrance road and along board walk.

6) Time Requirements

We spent like 30 minutes but it was near sundown so i'd plan on 45-60 minutes. It takes about 10 minutes to make your way out to the park at the end.


Experience

We arrived and at first thought it was just a cemetery but glanced around and saw the boardwalk. The walk out was very nice. Cedar Key gets a TON of birds stopping off on their migrations etc so always keep your eyes open for any random kind of bird. Other than that we saw plenty of wading birds on the way out looking out into the salt marshes and a ways out there were what I expect were Scaups. Back towards the cemetery is a spooky/pretty view - we heard a great horned owl in there the whole way.

3/4 of the way out we saw I think 6 boats scuttled here. I'd assume they were from Hurricane Irma but it's possible they predate that. If you go Kayaking into the natural canals in mangrove swamps all over you can find random abandoned boats like this.

Once you reach the end you get a bit more of a view and the park itself is pretty idyllic - great place if you live here. There's a tiny shoreline that's not covered by mangroves - more muddy than beach but nice for a view. On the way back in look into the weeds and maybe there will be customers at the bird feeder.


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