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.
H.A. Laird Park
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.
John B Sargeant 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.
Sawyer Mini Water Filter
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.
Shorebird Nesting Season
A seasonal reminder from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to walk softly on Florida’s beaches during shorebird nesting season.