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BOO 2012

Sports & Recreation - Staff Picks

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Best hunting/fishing camp

Lone Cabbage Fish Camp
8199 State Road 520, Cocoa
321-632-4199
twisterairboatrides.com

Nestled along the St. Johns River on State Road 520 in Cocoa, Lone Cabbage acts as a headquarters for Central Florida's outdoorsmen (and women!). Early morning sees duck/alligator hunters and fishermen funneling through the boat ramp for an easy-access launch to nearby Lake Poinsett, while the afternoon welcomes small groups of tourists aboard the Lil' Twister airboat for eco-tours and alligator sightings in the marsh. After-adventure breaks and sunset back-dropped casual dinners are best spent in the outdoor patio area, which features a full bar, live music and a taste of Old Florida food, including fried gator tail, frog legs and turtle.

 

Best place to get your windshield smashed

Audubon Elementary Ballpark
8199 State Road 520, Cocoa
321-632-4199, twisterairboatrides.com

Ah, baseball on a summer night: floodlights in the dusk, crickets singing in the grass, popcorn eaten in the bleachers … the sweet tinkle of a shattered windshield and the blue air of a punk band cussing a streak. Thanks to the inevitable stray balls, parking in the alley between Park Ave CDs and the ballfields operated by the North Orlando Kiwanis Little League is perhaps your best bet for grievous auto-bodily harm, as several store employees and bands performing in the store (including Surfer Blood, on their last swing though town) have found to their dismay. Picturesque, convenient, but deadly – consider yourself warned. ■

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