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Boating Destinations

Boating Destinations

Explore these breath-taking boating destinations

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.

Top 10 Boating States

Top boating states, ranked by total registered recreational boats in 2016, including popular destinations for on-water getaways from DiscoverBoating.com

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

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Abaco Islands, Bahamas

Abaco Islands, Bahamas

You can go a million miles away by simply traveling east from Florida’s bustling coastal ports about 250 miles. That’s where you’ll find the Abaco island chain, a 130-mile arc of Bahamas Out Islands.

Caddo Lake, LA

Caddo Lake, LA

Caddo Lake holds the record as the largest natural freshwater lake in the South and the largest Cypress forest in the world. This expansive lake covers more than 26,000 acres on the Texas and Louisiana border.

Cave Run Lake

Cave Run Lake

A lake in the middle of Daniel Boone National Forest doesn't seem like the ideal spring-break destination, but that's what first took me and a half-dozen friends to this clear, hideaway lake. We pitched tents in Twin Knobs Campground, which is run by the park, and launched a handmade boat from a handmade trailer on the nearby ramp.

Sarasota, FL

Sarasota, FL

Away from the commercial marine traffic and urban bustle of Florida’s Tampa Bay is the easygoing amble of Sarasota, just a few nautical miles south along the state’s central west coast.

Lake George, NY

Lake George, NY

We’re cruising over the sparkling surface of beautiful Lake George, in New York’s Adirondack Park. Located slightly over 3 hours from the concrete and steel of metro New York

Pelican Island

Pelican Island

In the late 1800s America 's wildlife resources were in trouble. Years of unchecked shooting saw the decline of many species...