A pair of loop trails provide access to wide-open pine flatwoods interspersed with a mosaic of prairie, cypress domes, oak hammocks, and a quiet spot alongside the namesake creek.
On an isthmus between floodplain marshes in eastern Orange County, Crosby Island Marsh Preserve provides an easy walk through a ribbon of sandhill habitat.
7.7 miles. Along the limestone-bordered waters of the Alapaha and Suwannee Rivers, the Alapaha section of the Florida Trail explores unique geography within a densely forested landscape.
14.2 miles. Traversing miles of endangered desert-like scrub habitat through Seminole State Forest, the Cassia section of the Florida Trail offers unique natural observations amongst sparse shade.
After a lifetime of water sports on and around the Indian River Lagoon, John takes to paddleboarding to try something new and to connect with an old friend.
Two connected trails along the south side of the Little Manatee River explore a variety of habitats on former ranches now protected by Hillsborough County as Little Manatee River Corridor Nature Preserve.
For more than a decade, I’ve been chasing sunflower blooms in Florida wetlands in October. In 2021, it’s a banner year for these showy beauties in Central Florida.
Protecting 25 acres in residential Titusville, Wuesthoff Park showcases the habitat diversity of the area along both an accessible trail and natural footpaths.
One of Titusville’s hidden gems, the Wuesthoff Trail offers a surprising roller-coaster of elevation changes along a strip of sand pine scrub topping the Atlantic Coast Ridge.