The birthplace of Florida’s early conservation movements, Coral Gables is both tropical jungle and vibrant city, home to numerous tropical gardens and remnants of the original Miami Hammock.
Atlantic Coastal Ridge
A prominent landform in many places along the east coast of Florida, the Atlantic Coastal Ridge shelters some rare and unusual species protected by public lands.
Winding through a diminutive forest of sand live oak, tallow-wood, gopher apple, and sand pines, the 0.4-mile hike through Crystal Lake Natural Area celebrates scrub
One of a string of scrub preserves that sprinkle the Space Coast, Dicerandra Scrub protects a sliver of scrub – only 44 acres – atop the Atlantic Coastal Ridge
It’s not rocket science: the first and finest of the Brevard Environmental Endangered Lands, Enchanted Forest Sanctuary in Titusville is a fabulous destination for family hiking.
Established in 1938 as one of the world’s largest collections of tropical plants, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is an integral part of the history of Florida botany and of Coral Gables.
Along Scenic A1A on one of the prettiest stretches of oceanfront on the Atlantic Coast, the seaside community of Flagler Beach anchors an array of natural lands.
Hiking, biking, and paddling around Fort Lauderdale, including Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Deerfield Beach, Hollywood, Dania, Coral Springs, Sunrise, and other urban communities in the region.
The heart of the Treasure Coast, Fort Pierce is flanked by a number of state parks and natural lands along the Indian River Lagoon and Atlantic Coastal Ridge.
When the waves start crashing at Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, surfers command the beach. Offshore shoals beat the surf to froth, and the wind coming past Dynamite Point creates just the right cocktail for South Florida surfing.
Circling a peninsula of land between the Guana River and the Tolomato River, the trail system at GTM Reserve is one of North Florida’s most beautiful places to hike.