The city of Key Colony Beach is a town of about 2,500 year-round residents located at MM 53.5. A nice feature is small, nine-hole golf course. This is the only golf course nearby, the next closest and the only other one in the Keys is in Key West.
If you touch the poisonwood trees along the nature trail at Crane Point Museum and Nature Center (MM 50 Bayside), you will itch, much as if you had touched poison ivy. Nature trails wind through a 64-acre hammock, and there is plenty of information on the Keys' natural and cultural history. Tropical Crane Point Hammock consists of the Museum of Natural History of the Florida Keys, a children's activity center, the historic Bahamian House (1903), and the trails.
Pigeon Key offers insight into life at the time of the construction of the railway to Key West (1910). Pigeon Kehy is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Pigeon Key Foundation, which operates the facility, encourages visitors to learn about the Florida East Coast Railroad, the fragile ecology of the Keys, how the seven-mile bridge was built, and the people who used to live on the island.