Indian Key Historic State Park

May 22, 2020

Spend your morning getting lost in paradise. Even though “paradise” is only a half-mile off-shore from Islamorada, it feels like a place that's eons away. Indian Key Historic State Park is just a short kayak ride away but will make you feel like you are stepping back in time.

This little island was the very first county seat for Dade County and has been an important part of the Florida Keys since 1836. A small community on Indian Key created a tiny empire in the 1800s by salvaging wrecked ships and collecting their goods—this lucrative business opened up many doors for this small but mighty island. Although Indian Key was heavy in business for many decades, the tides have definitely shifted for this island getaway. Ironically, many people flock to the island now to escape work and focus on play. Indian Key is a great spot to snorkel, hike, swim, fish and to simply see the nature lurking beneath the ocean's surface.