Thursday, March 14, 2013

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

Sitting at the southern end of Key Biscayne is Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. A big park, it is known for its great beach and natural surroundings on Biscayne Bay. But perhaps it is most famous for the Cape Florida Light, a lighthouse built in 1825 and the oldest remaining structure in Miami. I went there recently to get a tour of the lighthouse, and to my surprise, there was also historical reenactments, it being Cape Florida Heritage Day, sponsored by Dade Heritage Trust. I recommend everyone check out the lighthouse and lightkeepers grounds, they provide a great view of Biscayne Bay and can take you back in time to an isolated yet beautiful slice of Florida life. Pictures are below!

View from the top of the lighthouse

Looking out over the park

The actual light!

Biscayne Bay, in all her glory

188 years of Miami history!

Historical actors playing the sweet sounds of the dulcimer

The rare Miami fireplace

Wax makers

When nature calls...

No comments:

Post a Comment