Taking on a remote stretch of the Indian River Lagoon paralleling the wildest part of Canaveral National Seashore, our group of paddlers turns back until only two kayakers are left, fighting the wind to reach our goal.
Information on special events and recaps of events we've attended
In what has become an annual event along the Florida Trail, hikers gathered in January to celebrate the birthday of Billy Goat, a long-time member of the long distance hiking community.
A few weeks before our trip to Great Britain, we visited the 31st Annual Central Florida British Car Club show held at Mead Gardens in Winter Park, enjoying the array of classic cars beneath the live oak canopy.
With two hikes behind us, we drove toward west to join the Panhandle Trace Hike. Knowing that after ten years of leading this event long-time Florida Trail Association activity leader Peggy Grantham would be retiring, Sandy wanted to participate this year and fill in a few new spots on the Florida Trail map. We arrived […]
The entire community of Blountstown, it seems, showed up to celebrate the grand opening of the new Blountstown Greenway, part of the statewide Florida Trail.
While we were roaming the trails of South Florida, a box of books arrived at our home: our author copies of Five Star Trails Gainesville & Ocala! We started working on this guide to the best trails in the Gainesville and Ocala vicinity last fall, nibbling away at hikes at the south end of the […]
Sliding, backpacks on, down steep slopes covered with snow. Wading, waist-deep, through the icy waters of a mountain stream. Plunging into crystal clear lakes reflecting the beauty of the snow-capped Sierra. Relaxing in broad meadows beneath blue skies. With their cameras capturing landscapes all hikers dream about, Ric and Jen Serena immersed themselves for nearly […]
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.
What’s it like hanging out with a bunch of hammock hangers? Here’s a peek at the 6th Annual Hammock Hanging Convention, now called HangCon, held at Doe Lake last month.
On November 24, 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt set aside a large piece of land east of Ocala for future generations by declaring it the Ocala National Forest, one of the first in the eastern United States. We celebrate its centennial.