The Apalachicola National Forest is the largest National Forest in Florida, sweeping around the southern edge of Tallahassee. It is noted for its botanical beauty.
Big Bend Scenic Byway
Looping more than 250 miles between Tallahassee and Apalachicola, the Big Bend Scenic Byway showcases the region's wild places, providing access to outstanding outdoor recreation.
August 17 will mark the grand opening of the new Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Research & Education Headquarters. Formerly located near the marina in Apalachicola, it has moved to a new facility in neighboring Eastpoint near the end of the bridge to St. George Island. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held next Wednesday, August […]
Where Ochlockonee Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico along the Forgotten Coast, quiet Bald Point State Park protects the tip of the peninsula, providing beaches to roam and estuaries and uplands to explore.
Behind the Wakulla County Visitor Center or at the end of Buttons Rd, get up close with the estuary in Panacea along the shores of Dickerson Bay
Where the Wakulla and St Marks Rivers meet, explore San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park, a small piece of ground with a deep history under five flags.
6.8 miles. A connective piece of the Florida Trail centered on the Langston House trailhead, this stretch of trail marries wet flatwoods with roadwalking as it crosses the Ochlockonee River.
4.6 miles. A deep immersion in pine flatwoods and titi swamps awaits along this segment of the Florida Trail, which uses many old forest roads to cross tributaries draining into the Ochlockonee River.
5.3 miles. Plunging into coastal swamps at the Cathedral of Palms, this popular hike along the Florida Trail centers on Shepherd Spring, a natural treasure within St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.
Showcasing bluff forests and deep ravines above Lake Talquin, the Fort Braden Trails at Lake Talquin State Forest offer enough hiking for a weekend in the woods
At Fort Gadsden, a gentle walk in the Apalachicola National Forest leads you through the well-interpreted historic site and a pine forest where wildflowers thrive.