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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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Cedar Key

Cedar Key

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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Hilton Head, South Carolina

Hilton Head, South Carolina

As one of the most popular boating destinations in the US, Hilton Head provides enthusiasts with many different boating activities to enjoy, including several boat marina locations.

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Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach

One hundred years ago, early automobile enthusiasts made the Daytona Beach area famous. It began on March 28, 1903 with the Challenge Cup in Ormond Beach between Ransom Olds and Alexander Winton.

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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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Thompson Island

Thompson Island

Boston Harbor Islands National Park, encompasses an area that includes 34 islands surrounding the Greater Boston shoreline. These islands are rich in natural and cultural resources which make wonderful destinations for cruisers from around the world.

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Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes

Originally formed by glacial activity, the natural melt-water reservoirs known as Twin Lakes were enlarged to provide water storage — a process that created some 1,700 acres of clean but cold water for recreational boaters to enjoy. It's easy to understand, after a mountainous drive that tests a truck's transmission, why the place is not overrun with boaters.

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