Enjoy Florida’s botanical bounty with this handpicked selection of walks in the woods to see spectacular wildflowers, big trees, and unique habitats throughout the state of Florida.
With a boardwalk paralleling Four Mile Creek, Harry A. Laird Park is a quiet stop to enjoy a short walk tunneling into the forest at this small City of Freeport park.
At the scenic confluence of Flint Creek with the Hillsborough River, John B Sargeant Park provides access to the Hillsborough River State Canoe Trail amid a lush cypress floodplain, with a boardwalk and footpath showcasing the views.
When we arrived home yesterday there was a package on our doorstep from Mountain Hardwear: a hiking kilt for John to test in the wilds of Florida.
With a boardwalk over a beautiful coastal scrub to a beach on the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Salinas Park provides a picnic grove in a pine forest.
A made-in-Florida product that we first saw on the Appalachian Trail two years ago, the Sawyer Mini is a lightweight filtration option we highly recommend after our trials.
A seasonal reminder from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to walk softly on Florida’s beaches during shorebird nesting season.