Due to a swarm of lightning-strike wildfires in the northern portion of Big Cypress National Preserve, the following closures are effective immediately, including a portion of the Florida Trail normally accessed from MM 63 Rest Area on I-75 extending both south and north. The following information comes straight from the preserve: Naples, FL – Due […]
If you were thinking of hiking on the Florida Trail in Big Cypress National Preserve, change your plans. Trail closures remain in effect due to ongoing wildfires.
As of June 12, 5 PM, all fire-related recreation closures to trails in Big Cypress National Preserve have been lifted. The summer rains are upon South Florida, bringing much-needed water to the swamp.
One week, 260 miles, human (and train) powered. That’s the goal of the four riders touring the East Coast Greenway and St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop on a ride that started with a trip from downtown Orlando to DeBary via SunRail on August 1.
“A fed bear is a dead bear,” says Florida Fish & Wildlife. It’s time to make homeowners responsible for keeping trash and food out of reach when they live in bear territory.
Got kids? If any of them are in fourth grade, they can get a free pass to ALL Federal public lands good for the whole family through August 31, 2016. Here’s how.
We’re into the third week of the Federal shutdown, and it doesn’t paint a pretty picture for public access to public lands, both here at home and around the nation. We’re hearing the stories you all hear, of course, from hikers being arrested and fined for being on their public lands to NPS rangers being […]
Soon after returning home from the AT, I spent a week upgrading the current edition of the Florida State Parks app to include several new-to-the-system parks and trails, adding fresher photos, adding links to park videos, and expanding on the amount of trail information available for each park, with links through to information on Florida […]
As a thank you from the state of Florida, first responders (including lineworkers) who worked on support statewide during and after Hurricane Irma are eligible for a free annual Florida State Parks pass with proof of their service.
The Florida Trail App has won a Silver Award in the Travel App category of The North American Travel Journalists Association annual journalism travel awards.