Long Key State Park
The Spanish named this island "Cayo Vivora" or Rattlesnake Key because its shape resembles a snake with its jaws open. In the early 20th century, Long Key was the site of a luxurious fishing resort that was destroyed during the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. Visitors can explore this island by canoeing through a chain of lagoons or hiking two land-based trails. The Golden Orb Trail takes visitors through five natural communities to an observation tower that provides a panoramic view of the island.