At the 5th annual Hammock Hang this January, hammock camping enthusiasts around the country descended on Doe Lake for a weekend of friendship, fun, and food
Archives for May 2015
While it once covered a million acres of the Colonies, the Great Dismal Swamp, now protected by the Great Dismal Swamp NWR founded in 1974, encompasses 112,000 acres of pine uplands and cypress-tupelo swamps criss-crossed by ditches and levees used by loggers for more than a century.
With habitat diversity reminiscent of Florida, Carolina Beach State Park is a great place to learn about and see carnivorous plants, especially the native Venus fly-trap.
An archaeological site in the woods between Milton and Pace – just east of Pensacola off US 90 – Arcadia Mill showcases ongoing work to uncover Florida’s first “modern” industrial complex.
Testing what worked best for documenting bike trails during a ride, we found the combination of a cheap Canon PowerShot and the Versa Handlebar Strap Mount a winner for us
Due to a swarm of lightning-strike wildfires in the northern portion of Big Cypress National Preserve, the following closures are effective immediately, including a portion of the Florida Trail normally accessed from MM 63 Rest Area on I-75 extending both south and north. The following information comes straight from the preserve: Naples, FL – Due […]
If you were thinking of hiking on the Florida Trail in Big Cypress National Preserve, change your plans. Trail closures remain in effect due to ongoing wildfires.
We’d heard word recently that Florida Trail Association Volunteer Program Coordinator Megan Donahue was moving to the West Coast, and with her work in the field, at special events, with trail crews, and with communications, she will be missed. So up pops this job posting on Cool Works – and yes, this is an extremely […]
At Historic Jamestowne, history is a living, breathing thing, changing daily according to the finds pieced together at the archaeological digs in America’s oldest English settlement
It was May 1562 when Jean Ribault directed his fleet to the mouth of a great river in the New World. Disembarking to scale a prominent bluff, he declared the land for France and the waterway “The River of May.” There was only one problem: the Spanish had claimed the land for themselves.