Dueling fireworks – Winter Springs and Oviedo – were visible from the Florida Trail the other night if you knew where to look! My friend Joan, aka Bluetrail, had a great plan – head out on the Cross Seminole Trail bridge over SR 434 after dark. Sure enough, it was a high enough vantage point […]
Archives for July 2009
Out past Pensacola within earshot of the Gulf of Mexico, Big Lagoon State Park is notable for being a gateway to the Great Florida Birding Trail, with a large observation tower overlooking the vast sweep of the namesake lagoon. There are always wading birds and raptors here, either poking around the shallows or diving for […]
Hobe Mountain, that is … the highest point in Florida south of Lake Okeechobee, if you don’t count the mountainous landfills seen along Florida’s Turnpike. Okay, make that the highest natural landform in South Florida. And to top it off … a tower. Check out this short walk with a fabulous view at Jonathan Dickinson […]
Enjoy a cool dip in the Blackwater River at Blackwater River State Park near Milton. The Florida Trail runs right through the park, crossing Deaton Bridge, but your best access to the least-busy broad sandy beach on a river bend is along the Chain of Lakes Trail, an interpretive trail that follows old oxbows left […]
E.G. Simmons Park in Ruskin offers a campground along with its beaches and mazy mangrove-lined waterways for paddlers and anglers along Tampa Bay.
One alligator attacks another in a surprise wildlife encounter filmed safely from the boardwalk at Green Cay Wetlands in Boynton Beach.
Recommendations made for mild to medium hiking and backpacking opportunities in Central and South Florida between Orlando and Ft Lauderdale
Lake Mills Park in Chuluota has a little bit of everything outdoorsy, from ancient trees to picnic tables by the lake to a nice campground in a scrub forest.
Last month, I had the opportunity to revisit Everglades National Park while working on a new project that will be launching soon. While doing the drive down Main Park Road with my friend Kathy, we took the opportunity to visit and walk many of the short trails en route to Flamingo. We were fortunate that […]
It’s an easy walk out to the osprey nesting grounds on Honeymoon Island, and an unforgettable experience.