Biking Cedar Key

When looking for a different place for a bike ride, I discovered a post on the Bike Florida website with their list of Florida’s Top 10 bike rides. Listed as the best small town bike ride was Cedar Key. The site offered a list of things to see along a thirteen mile path through the area’s three keys.

We started at the Cedar Key Museum State Park, a perfect place to park, touring the grounds before our ride.

IMG_7118Of course, I had to stop at the historic Cedar Key cemetery and bordering the cemetery is Cemetery Point Park with a boardwalk providing views of the salt marsh.

Back on the bikes, we rode on the bike path and streets along the water and through neighborhoods eventually ending up at the airport where you could take a short flight for $25 per person.

IMG_7127While at the airport a man and two children boarded one of the small planes for a flight over the islands. I’m not sure I’d have wanted to be the pilot since the boy kept saying he didn’t want to get in the plane or go flying. I wonder if he screamed and cried the whole time they were in the air.

We hit most of the suggested destinations on the Bike Florida guide…Beachside, Main Street, Dock Street, the Town of Cedar Key. Of course, no ride would be complete without a stop at a restaurant so we ate at Tony’s, home of World Famous Clam Chowder, and then walked along Main Street before riding back to the museum.

Since we didn’t bike the Suwanee River portion, our ride fell short of the thirteen miles listed, but we’ve already made plans for a return visit.