August 30 – If you’re looking for something fun to do this fall, look no further than the events provided by the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce.
Steve Miller, Executive Director of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, joined Good Morning Keys on KeysTalk 96.9/102.5FM this morning to talk about what’s going on in the lower Keys.
Miller said, “This is one of those great days especially for the locals to get out and play tourist. We are in one of the coolest places on the planet to just go check out. We’re someplace where people come from all over the world and I’ve got locals that have not seen so many things it’s just absolutely crazy.”
One such place to check out is the Big Pine Channel Nature Park.
Miller said, “That thing is absolutely gorgeous. It’s been a swimming hole forever, but now it’s the Nature Park Reserve. There’s beautiful boardwalks. There’s a vista up there that you can walk up to. There’s plenty of swimming.”
While the kayak rentals are quite available just yet, there is a hand launch spot for your own kayak.
The park includes picnic tables as well.
Mike Stapleford of KeysTalk 96.9/102.5FM pointed out, “They say it’s one of the most scenic spots as far as the overlook there to come to in the Keys.”
Miller agreed, “Big Pine got very, very lucky because between that park and our community park, both of them actually have gorgeous vistas because they’re both right there on the water and both set up to where you just get the most beautiful view. Just absolutely gorgeous view. I highly recommend people come by and check them both out because they’re quite honestly kind of breathtaking.”
One of the biggest parts of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce are the events.
The business social will be held on September 14 at Parmer’s Resort on Little Torch Key.
The socials are free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to bring a business card because it will be submitted for a prize.
Miller said, “It’s a great, great place to network, to meet your friends, to talk about your business, other businesses and just find out what’s going on in the Keys.”
The socials are typically the second Wednesday of every month.
An event in November for the Chamber will be the Island Art Fair on November 26. It includes art booths throughout the grounds. It is open to everyone.
The Rotary Club will hold a Fall Festival haunted house on October 7, 8 and 9 at the Big Pine Community Park.
Miller said, “This year we decided to try something a little bit different for us and we opened it up and we’re letting any groups or organizations that may want to take a room.”
The Rotary will build the walls and the group will have the room to decorate however they please. The group can provide actors as part of their scary room for the haunted house.
The theme is Haunted Shipwreck. To be a part of the haunted house, call 305-394-1779.
A hay ride will be included in the fall festival as well.
For more information on Chamber events, click here: https://www.lowerkeyschamber.com/