Outdoor recreation in the Florida Keys introduces you to the most tropical and unusual habitats within the United States. It truly is like being in the Caribbean, with tangled jungles of tropical trees and mangrove-lined waterways. Some destinations are accessible only by boat, while others are right along US 1, the Overseas Highway.
Access to natural areas in the Florida Keys will not resume for some time due to extensive damage from Hurricane Irma. Please see individual park pages for updates.
Hikers walking from Key West to Quebec as part of the Eastern Continental Trail use the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail, a bike path that includes many renovated historic railroad bridges along US 1, following the original Overseas Railroad route from Key Largo to Key West.