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 […]
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Newsworthy articles about Florida's outdoors
As a thank you from the state of Florida, first responders (including lineworkers) who worked on support statewide during and after Hurricane Irma are eligible for a free annual Florida State Parks pass with proof of their service.
Raise a Slush Puppie to toast one of Florida’s newest public lands, 3,100 acre Fly’n R Ranch along the Ocklawaha River, thanks to conservationist Will Radcliff
Adoption of blazing standards for the Florida Trail means when you see an orange blaze, it should mean you’re on some portion of the 1,400-mile Florida National Scenic Trail.
The 2012 State of the Trail Report is a comprehensive overview of the Florida National Scenic Trail, including quality of footpath and land manager priorities. Download a copy for review.
With the final signs up and brochures circulated, the Great Florida Birding Trail’s Panhandle Section is finally complete. It points you to places of special beauty in Northwest Florida.
Except for service dogs, dogs are no longer permitted in Alexander Springs, Salt Springs, Silver Glen Springs, Juniper Springs, Clearwater Lake, Fore Lake, Lake Dorr and Mill Dam Recreation Areas in the Ocala National Forest.
In a related story, I found out this weekend that the Office of Greenways and Trails quietly closed their Visitor Center at Buckman Lock for budget savings. This is the northernmost of the two visitor centers they operate, and marks the northern extent of the Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway. In addition to casual visitors […]
A seasonal reminder from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to walk softly on Florida’s beaches during shorebird nesting season.
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.