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Travel Resource: Southeast Region

Florida
Shuttle Viewing
Sometime in mid-November, the Space Shuttle Endeavor is scheduled to launch from Kennedy Space Center en route to the International Space Station. Groups looking for a front-row seat to take off may need a few clues because some of the best beaches for viewing shuttle launches may not be the obvious ones—plus the obvious ones are crowded, right? Instead, send visitors to Parrish Park, Spaceview Park, Jetty Park, Cocoa Beach, and Kelly Park in Merritt Island. For more information about the upcoming launch schedule, including planned launches in 2011, check out www.nasa.gov/ missions/highlights/ schedule.html.

U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

Preserving the Wild
Protecting Florida’s natural assets
ix the warm weather with beaches, lakes, and swamps, and that’s the habitat for some unique animals and plants. Throughout the state, areas of untamed beauty have been preserved for visitors to appreciate and explore, and many of those facilities are playing an integral role in saving wildlife harmed or displaced as a result of the BP oil spill in the Gulf. One such area is the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, a 68,000-acre preserve stretching through three counties of northwest Florida. Originally created in 1931 to provide winter habitats for migratory birds, it is one of the oldest National Wildlife refuges. Also located in the refuge is the St. Marks Lighthouse. Built in 1832, the lighthouse is still used today and towers 82 feet above ground. Each year, the refuge hosts the Monarch Butterfly Festival in October to celebrate the migration of orange and

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black butterflies. The festival includes tours, crafts, and exhibits. On the other side of the state, the Bonnet House stands as a sentinel for protecting Florida’s nature. Constructed in 1920 as the summer home for architect Frederic Clay Bartlett, the house was originally made to preserve the surrounding environment. Now as part of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, the property includes a museum, gardens, and 35 acres of subtropical land. Along with the collection of art from the original owners, the surrounding area is home to a variety of wildlife including monkeys and several species of native birds. Because of encroaching development, the National Trust designated the Bonnet House as one of the 11 most endangered sites in 2008.
✱ St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (850) 925-6121 | www.fws.gov www.saintmarks.com ✱ Bonnet House | (954) 563-5393 www.bonnethouse.org

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Destinations Magazine - July/August 2010

Destinations Magazine - July/August 2010
Contents
Help on the Way
Ending on a HIgh Note
Summer Thrills
100 Winners
Legal Wrangling
All Inclusive
Hit the Books
Horsing Around
Grape Expectations
Tour Stop
The Great Lakes
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   Michigan
   Minnesota
   Ohio
   Wisconsin
The Southeast
   Florida
   Georgia
   North Carolina
   South Carolina
Marketer Opportunity
Just Ruling
Program Worth Saving
Ensuring Security
Gaming Guide
Historical Attractions Guide
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