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Our pick: Cedar Key, Florida

Cedar Key, Florida
Cedar Key, Florida

But despite its out-of-the-way, end-of-the-road status, Cedar Key does draw its share of visitors. Bird-watchers flock to one of the oldest bird and wildlife refuges in the U.S., and those in the know come here for what has to be one of the most impressive can't-miss-restaurants-to-people ratios in the country.

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Top 10 Boating States

Top boating states, ranked by total economic value in 2012, including popular destinations for on-water getaways from DiscoverBoating.com

#1
Florida
#2
California
#3
Michigan
#4
Texas
#5
New York
#6
Minnesota
#7
Winsconsin
#8
North Carolina
#9
Illinois
#10
South Carolina

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St. Michaels, MD

St. Michaels, MD

St. Michaels has 1,200 year-round inhabitants, but in the summertime the tiny burg on Maryland’s eastern shore literally explodes with seasonal residents and guests who come for crabs, quaint cottages and the call of the Chesapeake.

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Morehead City, NC

Morehead City, NC

While many people think of North Carolina as a mountainous retreat, there are many jewels to discover east of the Great Smokies. The coast of North Carolina is a treasure trove of diving and big game fishing opportunities.

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Miami, FL

Miami, FL

Few people realize that Miami Beach is, in fact, a barrier island—one of many—that protects mainland Miami from the Atlantic Ocean.

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Leech Lake, MN

Leech Lake, MN

Northern Minnesota's most loathsome catch, the eelpout, is a heinous fusion of a catfish's head, and an eel's body. Yet the Leech Lake community showcases it as a tourist draw because ... well, Paul Bunyan was already taken.

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Lighthouses and Sweet Water

Lighthouses and Sweet Water

A tugboat tour of Georgian Bay is a great way to tap into the region's deep history.

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Penobscot River

Penobscot River

A century ago, one in every 10 American shipmasters came from the small coastal towns situated along the banks of the Penobscot River. If you like history and enjoy scenic splendor...

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