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July 30, 2016

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Florida's Favorite Boating Places

Chris Sherman | 7/1/2008

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Best Parks for Boat Camping
Here are a half-dozen state parks around our coastlines, with a variety of activities and overnight facilities for weekend visitors.

Too bad Ratty didn’t live in Florida. He’d have done much more traveling than messing about. Weekend boaters here have an endless choice of short-hop destinations.

Claiborne Young, a reliably salty guide who maintains six cruising guides and a busy website, cruisingguide.net., often patrols the coast for updates with co-author Morgan Stinemetz of Sarasota.

For Young, one destination is paramount: “If I could be anywhere right now, it would be Boca Grande,” he says. But he delights in the fact that there are scads of “back country anchorages” as well as marinas grand and funky. Here are some of his favorites:

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Florida: Weekend Boating

Tags: Dining & Travel, North Central

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