A ramble along the newly opened Hinson Trail, a loop trail system on the southern edge of Marianna along the Chipola River Greenway – scenic, rugged, unusual, and historic.
Announcements and descriptions of trails new to us
After watching the progress on the ECRRT at Osteen over the past year, John takes a ride to the east to see how far the new paved bike path goes
While working on research for project in process, I was delighted to see that Camp Helen State Park – of the notable sea monster of Lake Powell – has added a nature trail on the north side of US 98. Fully accessible, this 0.8 mile loop provides an easy stroll with rest benches along the […]
More trails in the works for Tampa Bay, thanks to Southwest Florida Water Management District. Their newly minted management plan for Chito Branch Reserve – another reservior for thirsty Tampa Bay – in southeastern Hillsborough County includes networks of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails … and they need volunteers to make it happen. Meanwhile, you’re […]
Now that the management plan for South Florida Water Management District’s Conner Preserve has been approved, opening the preserve to trail-based recreation is the first order of business. A trail system will be completed by fall. This Pasco County preserve is about 5 miles north of Land O’ Lakes off SR 52, east of US […]
Down in Glades County, in the wilds of South Central Florida, Fisheating Creek has always been a favorite for paddlers. It’s Florida as it once was (and still is here), winding through ancient cypress as it flows from the end of the Lake Wales Ridge to Lake Okeechobee. Thanks to the Florida Fish & Wildlife […]
A network of paved trails north of US 98, Gayle’s Trails connect two major parks in Panama City Beach with nearby neighborhoods.
When I saw the billboards pop up in downtown Tampa a few years ago touting “Connerton, FL, ” with images of herons and trees, I thought … here we ago again. Create a city in the middle of a rural area and invite sprawl. Indeed, it was a development of regional impact, as they are […]
On November 18, Alachua Conservation Trust opens a brand new preserve to the public: Santa Fe River Preserve, more than 900 acres along the Santa Fe River near Worthington Springs.
On June 10, the Fort Myers News-Press reported on a groundbreaking ceremony at Harns Marsh in Lehigh Acres, a 578-acre preserve used to filter and treat stormwater in a natural environment. Already popular with birders. the marsh is open daily from dawn until dusk for exploration. However, this public land will soon become a Lee […]