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. The Apalachicola National Forest, Florida’s largest national forest, is here, as well as protected wilderness lands along rivers and streams and the vast coastline of Wakulla County to the south.

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