A landmark along Interstate 75 near Ocala, the Land Bridge remains one of the more popular destinations for hikers, bikers, and equestrians on the Cross Florida Greenway.
Trip itineraries for Florida's outdoors
Itineraries to help you plan a weekend, a week, or a month's worth of outdoor recreation in Florida.
Hikes near Orlando theme parks, by reader request. The area between Sea World and Universal Studios is both heavily populated and heavily commercial, so you have to drive beyond the Orlando International Airport to find the wild places. These suggestions are a mix of places I’ve visited and places I plan to visit. Even though […]
Follow along as Fredrik Coulter revisits the orphaned hikes that didn’t make it into the second edition of 50 Hikes in Central Florida to see how these trails have changed.
In mid-April, the pitcher plants of Santa Rosa County are at their peak of bloom. During the 2013 Panhandle Trace Hike, we went in search of them and here’s what we found.
Natural lands in Florida with known Florida scrub-jay families or pairs that you might glimpse along the trails as you’re hiking.
A prime destination for backpacking and day hiking near Ocala, the Florida Trail, Cross Florida Greenway stretches 30 miles between Dunnellon and Silver Springs.
As part of a question sent to me by Rick, a reader in New England, he asked “we would be interested to find an area where we hike from inn to inn over a few days” as part of a vacation day hiking in Florida. As I’m in the midst of working on a new […]
Summer’s here and Florida’s beaches are a great destination for you to take a hike and cool off afterward. Several of Florida’s beaches have won kudos this spring from independent beach ranking sources: Siesta Beach, Siesta Key — ranked #2 in the country this year by “Dr. Beach,” aka Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman. While there […]
One of Florida’s most unusual and beautiful places to paddle, the Dead Lakes include 6,700 acres of mazy cypress and tupelo swamps in the Chipola River floodplain.
A discussion that came up on the forum recently – where are the most rugged hikes in Florida? – fits well with the cool weather we now have. The term “rugged” is subjective, of course, based on your own hiking expertise: someone who hikes regularly in the Rockies isn’t going to find our hilly hikes […]