Nearly 15 miles of Indian River Drive (CR 515) parallels US 1 through Cocoa and Rockledge along the Indian River Lagoon, providing a scenic and safe road bike ride.
Cocoa Beach and Cocoa
Home of Kennedy Space Center, "I Dream of Jeannie," and the best surfing on Florida's Atlantic Coast, Cocoa Beach is a top destination for beachgoers. Hikes are in local parks and nature preserves.
Hike up to 5 miles on levees through the marshes of the St. Johns River at Canaveral Marshes Conservation Area between Orlando and Titusville.
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.
Bridging an immense expanse of pine flatwoods bisected by floodplain forests, a 10-mile segment of the statewide Florida Trail crosses Tosohatchee WMA.
At Hal Scott Preserve, enjoy vast prairies and seepage bogs, the Econ River, and camping under a live oak canopy—all within minutes of the Orlando International Airport
Hiking in the moonlight? This trek through Hal Scott Preserve after dark is a regular offering of the Central Florida Chapter of the Florida Trail Association.
John takes his recumbent trike out for a spin with his friend Richard along the Indian River Lagoon, and finds it an easy and comfortable ride.
With white sand dunes and a beautiful oceanfront, Jetty Park is the closest beach to Cape Canaveral that stays open during launches at Kennedy Space Center, and yes, the viewing’s great daytime or night.
As most of you know, I met Sandy while preparing for an Appalachian Trail hike. Between our AT adventure and all the hiking for Florida Hikes, I never returned to what I was doing prior to all these miles on foot: I was spending once a week in my kayak, or learning how to paddle […]