A 1.8-mile loop through the uplands of Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, the Bella Vista Trail walks you through most of the habitats found on this barrier island.
Intracoastal Waterway in Florida
Running the length of the Eastern Seaboard, the Intracoastal Waterway is the sheltered channel that boaters follow behind Florida's barrier islands. You'll find many public lands along the Intracoastal with hiking, biking, camping, and paddling opportunities.
Betty Steflik Memorial Preserve protects more than 200 acres of mangrove marsh, mud flats, and coastal uplands right on the edge of downtown Flagler Beach
Located halfway between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton provides a surprising number of natural areas to explore, from tropical forests to scrub and mangrove forests.
At Little Talbot Island State Park, the 0.8-mile Campground Nature Trail offers a side of Little Talbot that the whole family can enjoy—along the estuary
At Caspersen Beach Park, meander the gentle nature trail through a tropical hammock or take a long stroll down a quiet beach where shark’s teeth wash ashore
Along the meandering, estuarine San Pablo River, Castaway Island Preserve is a breezy spot to get away from the city and enjoy a breath of fresh air on a nature trail
The only remaining 17th century fortress in North America, the Castillo de San Marcos defended the Spanish colony of St. Augustine from two British sieges in the 1700s.
Home of “I Dream of Jeannie” and the best surfing on Florida’s Atlantic Coast, Cocoa Beach is a top destination for beachgoers and folks who love to play near the shore.
Outdoor recreation around Daytona Beach, the most well-known strand of sand in America, showcases both oceanfront natural lands and wilderness areas along the estuaries and pine woods to the west of the coast.
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.