We did it! I heard a little buzz about this while I was out on the trail last week and indeed it’s official: Florida was named the BEST TRAILS STATE at the 2008 National Trails Symposium in Little Rock, Arkansas, last month. Key to the award is our own Office of Greenways and Trails, who […]
Archives for December 2008
On November 24, 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt set aside a large piece of land east of Ocala for future generations by declaring it the Ocala National Forest, one of the first in the eastern United States. We celebrate its centennial.
Enjoy the balmy weather and take a Florida hike! Merry Christmas to all.
Just saw this article via ABC Action News / Tampa regards Florida panther encounters being on the rise throughout the state. They mention one such encounter at the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, which has two trails that get you out into panther habitat. A researcher working in an area closed to the public (although […]
While spending the week in Jupiter for meetings, I’m taking whatever free time I can muster to explore places I haven’t hiked before. Juno Dunes Natural Area was acquired when I worked my way through here for “Hikers Guide to the Sunshine State,” but the only trail in place was the one on the beach […]
What a delight to hear of a new natural area in St. Lucie County, a region that has undergone vast transformation in the past decade from forests and fields to subdivisions. According to a story at TCPalm.com, the George E. Lestrange Natural Area is a 94 acre preserve that quietly opened in October along Ten […]
A glimmering monument to recycling and ingenuity, Solomon’s Castle is a quirky work of art. A nature trail leads along the forested edge of Horse Creek.
A quick visit to Sweetbay Natural Area, which has a trailhead along the Beeline north of PGA Boulevard. Wildflowers put on a grand show in the summer months.
And I agree with them! The weather couldn’t be more perfect. Just think of all those poor folks up in New England under piles of ice and snow and without power. Then take a look out your window here in Florida. Where better for a hike? Here’s the article in the Trib, which kindly mentions […]
Where in Florida am I? I took this image at sunset today (with the moon rising), and it wasn’t on a hiking trail. However, there are several excellent places to hike within 15 minutes of here, three of which are in one of my 50 Hikes guides. I’m headed out over the next two days […]