Discover Florida’s Outdoors
We’re Florida authors Sandra Friend and John Keatley, here to share Florida’s outdoors with you. Sandra is Florida’s hiking expert, while John has spent a lifetime cycling and paddling. See our picks for Florida’s TOP outdoor destinations.
Explore Florida's Outdoors
Florida Coast to Coast Trail
With a corridor spanning more than 220 miles across nine Florida counties, the Florida Coast to Coast Trail (C2C) is Central Florida’s long distance bike path
Discovering the Florida Trail
A photographic journey across Florida, Discovering the Florida Trail is our new small format coffee table book with both panoramas and small wonders along the Florida National Scenic Trail. Hardcover, 192 pages.
New to Hiking?
New to hiking? Ease yourself into the outdoors step-by-step with this primer on how to get comfortable with getting outside to enjoy Florida’s natural beauty.
Hiking in Florida
New to Florida? Florida is different. If you don’t know much about our outdoors, start here to learn what’s unique about hiking, backpacking, and camping in Florida.
Riding the East Coast Greenway to Stuart
Scouting a piece of the East Coast Greenway on the Treasure Coast, John’s on-the-ground wayfinding stopped him short of his intended goal.
Exploring the Pioneer Paddling Trail
Amid mangrove swamps along an old pioneer route in Kings Park, the Pioneer Paddling Trail offers an intimate look at a forgotten wild corridor on Merritt Island.