Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge

31.7 miles from the Cove Inn.

Kayakers and canoers can paddle up the labyrinthine of Ten Thousand Islands and spot the protected wildlife, from Florida manatee and peregrine falcon to the Atlantic loggerhead and Kemp's Ridley sea turtles. For those who want to stay on dry land, explore the mile-long hiking trail, or climb the observation tower that overlooks the marsh.