An unexpected eye-to-eye encounter with a bald eagle from the top of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse in 2011, before it closed due to hurricane damage.
Frank Brown Park
The primary recreational complex in Panama City Beach – with aquatic center and ballfields – Frank Brown Park also provides access to biking on Gayle’s Trails.
Grand opening of the Dunnellon Trail
On May 16, 2014, DEP’s Office of Greenways & Trails opened a new bridge and trail along the Cross Florida Greenway, the Dunnellon Trail, providing a crucial connector for the Florida Trail.
A beauty spot along the Suwannee River north of Fanning Springs, Hart Springs offers swimming, hiking, camping, and cave diving in a rural setting near Trenton.
One of Florida’s most popular beach destinations, Jetty Beach at St. Andrews State Park offers both wild and mellow surf on either side of the jetty.
Oaks by the Bay Park
An urban green space in Panama City, Oaks by the Bay Park protects a natural shoreline along St. Andrews Bay.
If you’re visiting natural areas in Panama City Beach, Pinnacle Port provides direct access to Lake Powell for paddling and hiking to the outfall of this coastal dune lake.
Rafael Sanchez Trail
Snaking through an oh-so-slender slice of the rocky Okeechobee Ridge, the relict shoreline of Lake Okeechobee, the Rafael Sanchez Trail stays in deep shade for its 5.7 mile traverse of this skinny stretch of forest.
Step softly! Sea turtles nesting!
Early summer is sea turtle nesting season in Florida, where precautions should be taken on the beaches and near shore to avoid disturbing these gentle giants.
With an elevated boardwalk guiding you through picturesque cypresses along the floodplain of Lake Bradford, the Tallahassee Museum is a multifaceted educational center focused on the natural and cultural history of the region.