Florida’s Utopia

At the Koreshan Unity in Estero, Florida, a group of believers gathered in 1894 to begin building their paradise. It is now a National Historic Site and a Florida State Park. Walk the trails and streets of "New Jerusalem" to learn its story.
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Florida’s Utopia

Around Okeechobee

Our 2018 update of the state of the Florida Trail around Lake Okeechobee. Thru-hikers should continue to use Okeechobee West as their route around the lake. We provide full details on why.
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Around Okeechobee

Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail

The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail is a 109-mile trail the length of the Florida Keys, a island-hopping slice of tropical paradise: part bike path, part road ride.
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Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail

Good Neighbor Trail

Following a former narrow gauge railroad corridor from the main line at Croom to a depot built in 1885 in Brooksville, the Good Neighbor Trail is a 10.1-mile linear paved bike path that is part of the Coast to Coast Trail.
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Good Neighbor Trail

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Bahia Honda Beach Walk

Bahia Honda Beach Walk

Connecting Calusa Beach to the Atlantic Ocean, this shoreline walk at Bahia Honda State Park provides scenic views and a close examination of the historic Bahia Honda Channel Bridge from below.
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Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail

Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail

The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail is a 109-mile trail the length of the Florida Keys, a island-hopping slice of tropical paradise: part bike path, part road ride.
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Chapel Trail Nature Preserve

Chapel Trail Nature Preserve

Preserving 450 acres on the edge of Pembroke Pines, Chapel Trail Nature Preserve makes an excellent birding destination as well as an easy-to-reach sampler of Everglades flora and fauna
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Good Neighbor Trail

Good Neighbor Trail

Following a former narrow gauge railroad corridor from the main line at Croom to a depot built in 1885 in Brooksville, the Good Neighbor Trail is a 10.1-mile linear paved bike path that is part of the Coast to Coast Trail.
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The Planetary Court at Koreshan State Park

Florida’s Utopia

At the Koreshan Unity in Estero, Florida, a group of believers gathered in 1894 to begin building their paradise. It is now a National Historic Site and a Florida State Park. Walk the trails and streets of “New Jerusalem” to learn its story.
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Florida Trail Lakeport

Around Okeechobee

Our 2018 update of the state of the Florida Trail around Lake Okeechobee. Thru-hikers should continue to use Okeechobee West as their route around the lake. We provide full details on why.
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Good Neighbor Trail

Biking the Good Neighbor Trail

A morning of exploration allowed us to experience the not-quite-open-yet Good Neighbor Trail and its historic context during our visit to Brooksville this September.
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Safety during deer hunting season

Fall is a fabulous time for hiking in Florida, but you need to be aware that you may be sharing the trails with hunters, too. Here’s how to find out where, and where you can go where hunting is not permitted.
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