Circle a cypress lined pond in the Apalachicola National Forest at Camel Lake Recreation Area on the Camel Lake Loop, enjoying scenic views and a walk through the pine forest
Archives for September 2011
Back in May, I shared the story of Mike Caetano of Pensacola, trail name of Cimmaron, who was thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail at the age of 88, looking to set the record to be the oldest to complete the journey. Hurricanes define life experiences for those they touch. For Cimmaron, Hurricane Ivan slammed into his […]
At Fort Gadsden, a gentle walk in the Apalachicola National Forest leads you through the well-interpreted historic site and a pine forest where wildflowers thrive.
One of the more fearless creatures you’ll encounter in Florida’s wilds is the wild hog. Here is advice from Florida Fish & Wildlife on how to cope with hogs.
At 8 AM this Saturday Oct 1, long-time Florida Trail volunteer Kenneth Smith – the man responsible for the successful routing of the Florida Trail on the Cross Florida Greenway – will be honored by the city of Belleview and his peers at a trail dedication ceremony at the new Kenneth Smith Nature Trail. The […]
One of the more interesting hikes I’ve done lately that’s new to me was at Lake Harney Wilderness, a Seminole County Natural Lands area to the east of Geneva. Made up of two loops – a short, scenic one that provides amazing panoramas of Lake Harney and the prairies on its western shore – and […]
Polk County’s newest natural land, is, like Circle B Bar Reserve, along Lake Hancock. But this is a much wilder place, where the landscape wasn’t cleared for cattle ranching. The Marshall Hampton Reserve encompasses 1,173 acres and offers 6 miles in two trails of 2.5 and 3.5 miles each. It’s located near the intersection of […]
A 1.3-mile nature trail at Trimble Park near Mount Dora offers a family-friendly outdoor adventure beneath ancient oaks and cypresses along the shorelines of two lakes
At Wright Lake Recreation Area near Sumatra, a day hiking loop along the western edge of the Apalachicola National Forest features an unusual bridge and numerous pitcher plant bogs