Florida Trail, Titi section

Paralleling the floodplain of Titi Creek and its tributaries, this 14.8-mile hike on the Florida Trail across Eglin will surprise you with its mature longleaf pine forests and its steep descents into creek basins.
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Florida Trail, Titi section

Florida Trail, Alaqua West

Experience a little bit of all of the best that the Florida Trail in Eglin has to offer with this scenic 6.6-mile round-trip hike across hilly terrain punctuated by the tributaries that flow into Alaqua Creek.
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Florida Trail, Alaqua West

Florida Trail, Alaqua East

Take on some rugged terrain on this round-trip hike to Alaqua Creek to discover the beauty of the undulating landscape, including an ancient magnolia-beech forest cradled between floodplains.
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Florida Trail, Alaqua East

Florida Trail, Lafayette Creek

From a tricky traverse of the floodplain of Lafayette Creek to a roller-coaster of steep dips through wooded ravines, this scenic and surprisingly hilly section of the Florida Trail will give you a serious workout.
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Florida Trail, Lafayette Creek

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Florida is different. Stretching 1,400 miles from the edge of the Everglades to Pensacola Beach, the Florida Trail is one of only 11 National Scenic Trails across America. It starts in a swamp, and ends on a beach. What you'll see in between will give you a new appreciation for natural Florida.

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Some of our Favorite Places

A random sampling of some of our favorite trails, parks, and campgrounds across the state of Florida. See the full list here. You can search for outdoor destinations by using our interactive map, or scroll to the bottom of any page to find destinations by region or city.

Myakka Canopy Walk
FT Stephen Foster
Florida Trail, Juniper Creek
Myakka Hiking Trail
Butler Mill Trail
Apoxee Wilderness
Florida Trail, Rodman to Lake Delancy
James E Grey Preserve
Florida Trail, Pat's Island to Hidden Pond
Ancient Dunes Trail
Florida Trail north of Farles Prairie
Hickory Hammock Trail

Newest Trails & Parks

Silver Creek, Eglin

Florida Trail, Titi section

Paralleling the floodplain of Titi Creek and its tributaries, this 14.8-mile hike on the Florida Trail across Eglin will surprise you with its mature longleaf pine forests and its steep descents into creek basins.
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Boardwalk in Alaqua section

Florida Trail, Alaqua West

Experience a little bit of all of the best that the Florida Trail in Eglin has to offer with this scenic 6.6-mile round-trip hike across hilly terrain punctuated by the tributaries that flow into Alaqua Creek.
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FT Eglin Alaqua Creek East

Florida Trail, Alaqua East

Take on some rugged terrain on this round-trip hike to Alaqua Creek to discover the beauty of the undulating landscape, including an ancient magnolia-beech forest cradled between floodplains.
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Lafayette Creek

Florida Trail, Lafayette Creek

From a tricky traverse of the floodplain of Lafayette Creek to a roller-coaster of steep dips through wooded ravines, this scenic and surprisingly hilly section of the Florida Trail will give you a serious workout.
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Latest Blogs & News

REI Winter Park

REI grand opening May 12-14 in Orlando metro

Serving the Orlando metro, the new REI Winter Park store opens this upcoming weekend with a splashy grand opening celebration May 12-14.
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RD-000

Closing the biggest gap in the Florida Trail

How do we close the gap in the Florida Trail between the Suwannee and Aucilla Rivers? Learn the history of how the trail was developed and routed through that region, the discussions going on now, and a potential solution for future protection of the trail corridor.
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Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park (Bob Finley)

Dry Tortugas National Park

Our friend Bob "TruckrBob" Finley shares his experience with planning, and reaching, the toughest park to visit in Florida: Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles offshore from Key West.
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British car show at Mead Gardens

The British are coming!

On April Fools Day, we visited the 33rd annual British Car Show at Mead Garden in Winter Park. It's held every spring, and is a must for sports car aficionados.
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Latest Travels

British car show at Mead Gardens

The British are coming!

On April Fools Day, we visited the 33rd annual British Car Show at Mead Garden in Winter Park. It's held every spring, and is a must for sports car aficionados.
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Coldwater Creek

Coldwater Gardens

A private nature retreat north of Milton, Coldwater Gardens is a study in serenity, melding camping, gardening, and enjoyment of natural habitats along the Coldwater Creek basin.
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Seacrest wolf preserve

Among the wolves

When getting to know wolves means sitting among them, it's a bit intimidating. But being among the wolf packs of Seacrest Wolf Preserve near Chipley will open your eyes as to why wolves are well worth protecting.
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