The latest from Florida Hikes, including trail updates, outdoor adventures in Florida and beyond, commentary on Florida environmental issues, and gear reviews.

John photographs a liguus tree snail in Everglades National Park

Adding to the Life List

Our research trip to South Florida became an opportunity for me to see many "firsts" in Florida. I am a native Floridian, but there are still many Read More


Sailing Fort Lauderdale

I grew up a short bicycle ride from the Intracoastal Waterway. I often rode my bike along Indian River Drive while watching the sailboats, wondering Read More

Students watching the reef

Spirit of Pennekamp

It's my second trip in a decade on the Spirit of Pennekamp, the glass-bottomed catamaran that is the easy touring choice for visiting the reason John Read More

Fishing boat

Cuban chugs in Key West

Sometimes we take history for granted.It is easy to walk into Fort Clatsop along the Oregon Coast and revisit the story of Lewis and Clark as they Read More