Exciting news coming out of Marathon in the Florida Keys – Curry Hammock State Park won third place in “America’s Favorite Park” 2012 contest!
The competition was fierce with over 16,000 national, state and local parks in the running but they received more than 8.2 million votes – and a $25,000 recreation grant from the Coca-Cola Live Positively initiative. (They’ll use the money to enhance their activity areas so we can all enjoy even more!)
If you haven’t been to Curry Hammock, it’s at mile marker 56.2 in the Middle Florida Keys, and there are lots of great activities like canoeing, kayaking and hiking. You can also see tons of birds, go kite-boarding, camp or just have a picnic in one of the shelters overlooking the Atlantic.
Fall and winter are ideal to visit Curry Hammock State Park. They’ll also be the headquarters of the annual Florida Keys Birding & Wildlife Festival, Sept. 25-30. Congrats to Curry Hammock!