Invited to Hot Springs to hang out with our hiker friends Chuck & Tigger, we headed back to this pleasant Appalachian Trail community for the second time this year.
Places to get out and hike while traveling
A ramble along the newly opened Hinson Trail, a loop trail system on the southern edge of Marianna along the Chipola River Greenway – scenic, rugged, unusual, and historic.
A quick visit to Trout Lake Nature Center in Eustis opened up a new world of things to do close to home.
It was a tough climb, a switchbacked scrabble of lava scree that only donkeys traverse with tourists atop, but we were out of season, and on a mission.
At San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park, two hiking trail systems offer two different perspectives on karst landscapes and dense deciduous forests.
Visiting this Seminole County preserve for the first time, a string of excellent wildlife sightings culminates in seeing three bears at the trailhead.
Looking for a compelling wildflower walk? One of Florida’s showiest parades of wildflowers clings to the bluffs at Florida Caverns State Park. I’ve always loved rocks. I learned to boulder-hop as a kid growing up along the Appalachian Trail, collected shiny sparkly rocks and put them on my dresser, and sought out rocky places to […]
About a decade ago, I was in Blountstown for the grand opening of the brand-new Blountstown Greenway, a project that, it seemed, the whole town rallied around. They showed up in droves for the grand opening to celebrate the first-ever public pathway in Calhoun County, one of Florida’s more rural spots about an hour west […]
At James E Grey Preserve, an extensive boardwalk follows the sinuous path of the Pithlachascotee River, with beautiful overlooks along the river
September is the time to see swamp sunflowers in bloom, and there’s no better in-your-face place to see them up close in the Orlando area than Lake Jesup Wilderness in Sanford.