Although the coastal communities are heavily populated, Palm Beach County has done an extraordinary job of preserving natural lands, including large swaths of habitat suitable for backpacking and swamp walking. As a result, there are many trails here – for hiking, biking, and paddling – in a variety of lengths.
Destinations by Map
- Tegus establish a foothold in Florida (7/31/2014) - It's big. It's colorful. And it's the newest non-native species to establish breeding populations in Florida. Meet the black and white tegu.
- The Return of Wet Feet (6/14/2013) - Last week, we headed south to visit friends and to start the ball rolling for this year’s Big O Hike. Being the oldest continuous annual hike in Florida, we felt compelled to keep it going. After more than a decade as the “man in charge,” Paul Cummings wanted to retire and turn over the reins […]
- Walking the Ocean to Lake Hiking Trail (2/20/2013) - This week marks the 9th Annual Ocean to Lake Hike. It was a delight to learn last year that the 61-mile Ocean-to-Lake Trail is finally fully complete and open to the public. Last winter, John and I participated in the final three days of the six day group hike; the year before, I’d done the […]