Impressed with trials of 45N68W, a non-DEET, natural repellant that’s been well worth testing in Florida’s buggy conditions to keep flying insects, especially mosquitoes, at bay.
Archives for August 2009
A few years ago, I had the honor of walking a section of the Florida Trail at Clearwater Lake with the trail’s founder, Jim Kern, to celebrate the beginning of the Florida Trail at this spot in 1966. As we walked, Jim said “we blazed the trail on the other side of the lake.” We […]
It’s summer, but that shouldn’t stop you from playing outdoors. Down in the quiet town of Osprey between Sarasota and Venice, you can see their namesake bird along South Creek at Oscar Scherer State Park. The extensive trail system gets you deep into Florida scrub-jay habitat, but a summer morning is best enjoyed with a […]
What to do on a hot summer’s day? Try the naturally air-conditioned Silver River for a paddling trip.
On Monday, a new 2,709-acre environmentally protected land in northern Lee County opened to outdoor recreation enthusiasts: Prairie Pines Preserve, a vast wilderness protected under the Conservation 20/20 program. Equestrian and hiking trails enable access to the preserve, which has a trailhead at 18500 Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers. Learn more about this brand […]
One of the hikes that sticks in my memory from when I was under ten years old is the Pine Land Trail at Everglades National Park. It’s not very long, but it’s certainly diverse … and on my last visit, there were tree snails in the tropical trees! Take a virtual walk in the woods […]
Let me be your personal guide to Everglades National Park! In addition to completing the full roster of hikes for Everglades National Park, a related project I completed in June was a driving tour of the Main Park Road. Created in conjunction with Visual Travel Tours, it’s available as a written tour, an iPhone tour, […]
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park is rather remote. To get there, you need to drive through Indian Pass, where the Indian Pass Raw Bar will tempt with its old Florida funk and fresh oysters. It isn’t anywhere near the beaten path – it’s about as far as you can get from I-10 in the Florida […]