Escape the hustle and bustle for a quieter lifestyle in the Lower Keys. Fishing flats, lush mangroves and wetlands are home to Key deer who dictate a strict nighttime speed limit of 35 mph. Life slows for the perfect backcountry getaway, and an even more perfect dive at Looe Key Reef. Marked by 70 buoys, Looe Key is home to more varieties of marine life than anywhere else in the Keys. Depths range from 15 feet, where most large coral formations are found, to 105 feet where sponges and soft corals thrive. Topside, Bahia Honda State Park is Florida’s southernmost state park offering some of the Keys’ best snorkeling. Step onto a preserved portion of the Bahia Honda Bridge — built by Henry Flagler in 1905 as a rail system connecting the upper keys to Key West — to see panoramic views of the islands. The bridge was destroyed by a Hurricane in 1935, but remains remarkably intact.