Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park
Welcome to Windley Key State Park, the geological park that is known for producing Key Largo Limestone, or 'Keystone', as well as showing off gorgeous fossilized coral.
Historically speaking, this land was sold to the Flagler East Coast Railroad (Henry Flagler) in the early 1900s, but it continued on as a quarry until the 1960s. Today you can walk along the 8-foot high quarry walls, hike the 5 different trails available, or tour the Alison Fahrer Environmental Education Center (open Thursdays-Mondays). The education center shows displays on the Flagler railroad, local hardwood hammocks, and the geology of this park in general.
If you choose to hike while here there are 1.5 miles total, the trails going through tropical hardwood hammock, showing off 40 species of native trees and plants. Many people enjoy birdwatching here, as well.