Part of the Florida State Forests Trailwalker program, the Bear-N-Oak Trail at Indian Lake State Forest is a 1.6-mile loop that provides a fascinating look at habitat diversity centered on Indian Lake, a major karst feature in the Ocala Limestone
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On the Econfina Nature Trail, discover rugged climbs, steep drop-offs, bubbling springs, and deep crevices into the earth as you walk between two major springs where you can swim.
Requiem for a much-loved bicycle: in November, my vintage Cannondale Super V 1000 mountain bike made its final ride while we were doing trail research in Marion County.
James “Jupiter Hikes” Hoher, a member of the Florida Trail Association Loxahatchee chapter, has just set a new record for Fastest Known Time (FKT) for an unsupported hike of the Florida Trail. Cruising along at distances of up to 53 miles per day, he bested the record set by “Tatu Joe” Kisner in 2012 by […]
Paddling Juniper Run from Juniper Springs to the take out at SR 19 in the Ocala National Forest, a popular paddling trip along this sinuous, spring-fed waterway that winds through the Juniper Prairie Wilderness.
It was inevitable that my Cannondale’s failure and a ride on a brand new Giant XTC Advanced would lead to trying out new and improved bikes. We took the plunge in time for Christmas.