Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail

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The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail is a 106-mile (171 km), paved rail trail in development in the Florida Keys. The completed trail will connect Key Largo to Key West, allowing travel through the Keys separate from U.S. Highway 1. It has been made part of the East Coast Greenway, a 3000-mile system of trails connecting Maine to Florida, forming its southernmost portion.

The trail incorporates most of the railbed of the former Overseas Railroad built by the Florida East Coast Railway. Rail service began in 1911; the effects of the 1935 Labor Day hurricane ended service that year.[1]

The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail was designated a National Recreation Trail in 2004.[2]


  1. ^ "Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail". Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail". National Recreational Trails Database. The National Recreation Trails Program. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 

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