For a sampling of the fragile coastal habitats protected along St. Joseph Bay by St Joseph Peninsula State Park, take a short walk on this spectacularly scenic coastal trail.
Explore river bottom forest around the St. Marks River on a network of old forest roads that traverse St. Marks River State Park, between Tallahassee and Wacissa.
Stokes Landing provides an outdoor classroom for local schools and panoramic views of the salt marshes along the Tolomato River north of St. Augustine
At Port Mayaca, the shape of Lake Okeechobee is obvious, even at dawn, the curvature extending off to the horizon line at the only place in Florida with horizon to horizon views.
Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park offers several trails – including an accessible boardwalk – leading to pitcher plant bogs along a bayou on the Alabama border, west of Pensacola.
Looping through pine flatwoods in the middle of suburbia, the Friends Trail at Brooker Creek Preserve offers a 1.8-mile hike in a lush forest.
Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park is a pristine snapshot of Florida’s scrub atop the Lake Wales Ridge. This short nature trail follows Tomoka Run, a fern lined waterway
By itself, the Trail of Lakes is a 3.9-mile blue blazed connector between two portions of the Florida Trail around Camel Lake, a soggy, boggy walk in the Apalachicola National Forest. You can use the Florida Trail to create this 9.5 mile loop
In hiking and in life, there are tortoises and hares. On the Big O Hike, the Loxahatchee – “River of the Turtles” – Chapter participants walk at all speeds, but the speediest of our hikers are known as rabbits.
At West Lake, the Mangrove Trail loops through a shady tunnel, showcasing the protector of Florida’s coastline, the mighty mangrove, along the shores of a brackish lake.
If you’ve dreamed of camping on a deserted beach, here’s your chance. Wander up to 14 miles at the tip of St. Joseph Peninsula through the wilderness area.
Does a crocodile smile? You might find out with a walk down the Wulfert Keys Trail, which follows a mangrove-lined canal at Ding Darling NWR to the edge of Hardworking Bay.