Tallahassee

In addition to being Florida's capital city, Tallahassee is an outdoor town, with thousands of acres of natural lands surrounding the city just waiting for exploration.

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Blooming season at Maclay Gardens

In late winter, azaleas create ribbons of bright color beneath the live oak canopy across the grounds of Maclay Gardens, a series of formal gardens along the hillsides sweeping down to Lake Hall.

Bald Point Beach Walk

Bald Point State Park

Where Ochlockonee Bay meets the Gulf, Bald Point State Park protects the tip of the peninsula. Off the beaten track, it’s a quiet place, perfect for a seaside stroll with a bit of estuarine exploration.

Blountstown Greenway

Blountstown Greenway

A ribbon of asphalt that connects communities and parks within the historic Apalachicola River town of Blountstown, the Blountstown Greenway is ideal for walking or biking and, in part, serves as a path for the Florida Trail through the center of town. Heavily shaded by deep upland forest for much of the journey, it connects […]

Butler Mill Trail

Butler Mill Trail

Lake Jackson Mounds is best known for being one of the largest ceremonial temple mound complexes in the Southeast, but it offers a cool, shady nature trail, too. There are six earthen temple mounds, the tallest 36 feet; a burial mound; and a village site from the early Fort Walton period, 1200-1500 A.D. In more […]

Camel Lake Loop

Camel Lake Loop

Circle a cypress lined pond in the Apalachicola National Forest on the Camel Lake Loop. It’s a short hike on high ground in a place where most habitats are downright swampy. Despite the name of the Camel Lake Recreation Area, this body of water is Camel Pond, one of many large ponds in this part […]

Caverns Trail System

Tunnel Cave

Most people come to see the stalactites and stalagmites at Florida’s only show cave. But the hiking’s even weirder at Florida Caverns State Park, home of Florida’s only hiking trail through a cave.

Cherokee Sink Trail

Cherokee Sink Trail

A karst window into the watery world of the Woodville Karst Plain, Cherokee Sink is a large, deep water-filled sinkhole in a less-traveled section of Wakulla Springs State Park. More than 250 wide at its broadest point, it is up to 77 feet deep, with rugged limestone bluffs and boulders along portions of the water’s […]