One of the Miami area’s premiere nature walks is pure heaven for macro photographers, with a high density of tree snails, butterflies, and tropical trees. Take a virtual walk down Castellow Hammock’s nature trail!
The Florida Hikes! Blog
News, trail updates, and conservation issues, as well as our explorations of trails around Florida and the world.
As we prepare Primrose for joining the 2014 Florida Trail thru-hiker kickoff in Big Cypress, and make plans for Primrose to be our base camp to fill in a few of our missing Florida Trail sections, I started looking back over 2013 and our adventures of traveling with Primrose. Our first trip was the Valentine’s […]
To beat the rain and muddy trails, Andy and Tina explore an urban trail, the Sanford Riverwalk along the St. Johns River.
According to a news release I received from the American Hiking Society: On Wednesday, March 25, Congress passed the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act – sweeping legislation that protects two million acres of Wilderness and 1,000 miles of rivers, and legislatively affirms the 26-million-acre National Landscape Conservation System. Not since the National Park System was […]
It isn’t rare for winds to streak across the surface of Lake Okeechobee, picking up speed as they travel, flowing across the dikes like waves. But some mornings are windier than others, and this was one of them. Clouds blanketed our views of the starry night as dawn grew close, bringing a sunrise with no […]
Viewing Earth from 30,000 feet is a humbling experience, yet the miracle of air travel has become routine, a commodity.
Last week, my buddy Bob and I hit the Florida Trail to knock off another segment in the Ocala National Forest — this time, Hopkins Prairie. My first visit here was with Deb Blick, cartographer and data collector extraordinare of the Florida Trail Association, and it was a walk at a data collector’s pace. On […]
A wander along Lake Wauberg to the symphony of Archie Carr’s favorite frogs brought memories flooding back of gentler times.
At the far north end of Market Street, that famed boulevard that slices right through the heart of Apalachicola’s historic business district, the road ends at the Apalachicola Reserve Nature Center and its adjoining nature trail. While the center is only open on weekends, the trail is available anytime (dawn to dusk), and I took […]
One of my favorite getaways in Florida, the historic coastal city of Apalachicola is renowned for its oysters – not this time of year, however, given the lack of R in the month 😉 It’s a walkable downtown, easy to stroll and explore. One of the most recent hikes I’ve added to the site is […]