Some of the better history of the Island can be found as you follow the Islamorada Historical Heritage Monument Trail. Bicycles are the only way to go, and you will pass marked monuments along the pathways. Stop 13 is the front entrance to one of The Hurricane Houses, constructed after the Great Hurricane of 1935. These homes were the first of their kind on the island, with poured concrete and steel for hurricane proof fortification.
The directions to Stop 13 Hurricane Houses are easy to follow. Heading down US1, turn left just before the Green Turtle Inn and the Stop 13 Monument is on the left a block or so down.
The really old photos of The Hurricane Houses in Islamorada are very neat to see. It is nice to follow the Historical Heritage Monument Trail, as the descriptive plaques tell the store of the island's past. The Old US1 Highway is a wonderful road for Bicycle Riding off the main highway path.
This island provides access to some of the Florida Keys coolest parks and outdoor spots. Take your time and see the fascinating historical and archaeological features. Islamorada has lots of sightseeing, plus provides a jumping off point to world-class deep sea and backcountry fishing. Learn about what gave birth to the Keys many years ago.