Posted by: Brian Hartz | February 3, 2017

17 Places to Visit in 2017

Florida Today, part of the USA Today network, has released a list of 17 must-see places in Florida for 2017, and Cedar Key made the cut (of course)!

From the article by Robin Draper:

Florida has many unique destinations, but Cedar Key, 50 miles southwest of Gainesville, is a true original. Filled with authentic “old Florida” charm, it’s a place that has remained relatively unchanged, giving visitors a feeling that “time stands still.” Cedar Key does not have the touristy, tropical vibe found in many places in Florida but its rustic uniqueness is unmistakable. Many are discovering the exceptional birding and wildlife viewing in the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge, the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge and the Suwannee and the Waccasassa rivers. Get outdoors for kayaking, paddle boarding, boating and hiking. Tidewater Tours offers a range of experiences — from the Cedar Key Island tour to Suwannee River tours, where Bald Eagles and Ospreys often fly overhead.

Well said, Robin!

Posted by: Brian Hartz | June 22, 2014

The Gulf at Dusk

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The Gulf at Dusk

The sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Cedar Key, Florida, June 17, 2014.

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Posted by: Brian Hartz | December 31, 2013

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,000 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Posted by: Brian Hartz | March 11, 2013

49th Annual Old Florida Celebration of the Arts

ImageThe 49th Annual Old Florida Celebration of the Arts is coming up! It will be held April 13-14, 2013, in beautiful Cedar Key. According to the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce, “Over 120 fine artists and craftsmen will showcase their brilliant works of art on Historic 2nd Street. Artists compete for over $10,000 in prize money and purchase awards during this juried event. Last year over 20,000 people visited Cedar Key to enjoy this fine art festival and purchase a piece from the collection.” Click here for more info about the festival and please visit the Old Fenimore Mill website for information about making a reservation at unit 6F — Pelican Point!

While you’re here, check out the latest photos of Pelican Point and Cedar Key!

Posted by: Brian Hartz | August 8, 2012

Cedar Key on Facebook

If you haven’t visited the Cedar Key Facebook page in a while, have a look. There’s some exciting new developments on the horizon for our beloved Gulf Coast getaway, including a photo contest and online store featuring the work of local merchants.

Posted by: Brian Hartz | January 18, 2012

New manatee webcam

Visitors to Cedar Key and the Gulf Coast of Florida know that one of the highlights of a trip to this region are the spectacular manatees that inhabit the inland waterways, especially during the winter months. For those unable to make the trip, however, Blue Springs State Park in Orange City, Fla., with support from the Save the Manatee Club, has just launched a new manatee webcam. According to the club’s e-newsletter, “support for the webcams was made possible by a donation to Save the Manatee Club as a memorial gift in honor of the late Mrs. Norma Norton, a Florida resident who cared deeply for manatees.”

Posted by: Brian Hartz | August 21, 2011

Welcome to your dream getaway in Cedar Key!

Pelican Point is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom luxury condominium in Cedar Key, Florida, boasting breath-taking views of the Gulf of Mexico. For reservations or more info, please visit the Old Fenimore Mill website, e-mail, or call 1-800-767-8354. Be sure to ask for Unit 6-F – Pelican Point! In the meantime, check out the photo galleries. We’ve just added a second gallery to give you a tantalizing preview of what awaits you on your vacation at Pelican Point.

Cedar Key's town dock

Cedar Key's old town dock

Posted by: Brian Hartz | October 6, 2010

Manatee season is here

Adopt a manatee this year as a thoughtful Christmas present.

As the colder months of the year arrive, manatees will be seeking the hot-spring-fed warm waters of nearby Crystal River, Florida. Book your stay at Pelican Point now to take advantage of this great time to see these majestic creatures up close. For more information about reservations, please visit the Old Fenimore Mill website, e-mail, or call 1-800-767-8354. To find out how you can help manatees, which are an endangered species, check out the Save the Manatee Club. You can even adopt a manatee as a Christmas present for your loved ones this year!

Posted by: Brian Hartz | May 10, 2010

Renovated and redecorated

New for spring and summer 2010 — a makeover for Pelican Point! Beautiful new furniture, artwork and carpet have been installed, making this Cedar Key haven even more comfortable and enjoyable than before. So, what are you waiting for? Make your reservation now by calling 1-800-767-8354 or e-mailing

Pelican Point's redecorated living room

Pelican Point's redecorated living room

Pelican Point's new dining area

Pelican Point's new dining area

Posted by: Brian Hartz | March 14, 2010

Think spring!

Dolphins near Pelican Point

Dolphins are a common sight while kayaking just offshore from Pelican Point.

Spring is just a week away! It’s time to start thinking about your summer vacation. Kayaking in the peaceful waters near Pelican Point is a fantastic way to enjoy the natural beauty of Cedar Key. And you might even see some dolphins, as we did on a recent trip. They certainly seem to enjoy chasing kayakers — but don’t worry, they’re quite friendly.

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