SOUTH FLORIDA AND THE FLORIDA KEYS
The Florida Keys are divided into three distinct area's. Upper, Middle and Lower. All of the Keys are quite unique. The Upper Keys begin in Miami-Dade county and continue into Monroe County, culminating in Key West, which is also the county seat. The Overseas Highway spans more than 126 miles and has 42 bridges connecting the islands.
The Upper Keys begin in Biscayne Bay where many of the Keys are only accessible by boat. Traveling down the Overseas Highway from mainland Florida, the 18 mile stretch connects Key Largo to the mainland. The stretch is just as its name implies, 18 miles of road surrounded by water and wetlands on both the east and west. Once through the 18 mile stretch, you enter into Key Largo at MM 107.2 (mile markers are a popular way to locate Keys destinations) which is where many consider the true beginning of the Upper Keys. The Upper Keys extends through Lower Matecumbe Key at MM75. Because of its short distance from the mainland, the Upper Keys are a popular weekend get-a-way for many Floridians and day trippers to the Keys.
The Middle Keys Begin with Craig Key MM 71.8 and travel though Key Vaca or what is now know as the City of Marathon which encompasses Vaca Key, Boot Key, Fat Deer Key, Long Point Key, Crawl Key and Grassy Key. The Middle Keys end at the south end of the 7-Mile Bridge.
That is where the Lower Keys begin, the south end of the 7-Mile Bridge or MM 47. Because of their distance from mainland Florida and the span of the 7-Mile Bridge many day-trippers tend to stay north of the bridge. It is at the end of the bridge that the chain of islands turn from north to south to a more westerly direction. The Lower Keys are comprised of Little Duck Key, Missouri Key, Ohio Key (also known as Sunshine Key), Bahia Honda Key, Spanish Harbor Keys, West Summerland Key, No Name Key, Big Pine Key, Little Torch Key, Middle Torch Key, Big Torch Key, Ramrod Key, Summerland Key, Knockemdown Key, Cudjoe Key, Sugarloaf Key, Park Key, Lower Sugarloaf Key, Saddlebunch Keys, Shark Key, Geiger Key, Big Coppitt Key, East Rockland Key, Rockland Key, Boca Chica Key, Key Haven, Stock Island, Key West, Sigsbee Park, Fleming Key. The Overseas Highway ends at MM 0 which is Key West. Sigsbee Park a Naval housing base and Fleming Key also a military installation lay to the west of the island of Key West.
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