Offering recreational access to the Jenkins Creek basin and Jenkins Spring, Linda Pedersen Preserve provides fine views and fun activities for families.
At John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the Mangrove Trail is an accessible boardwalk that gets you right into the heart of a mangrove tunnel along a tidal creek
Moccasin Lake Nature Park preserves a lush patch of native forest and a stream for the public to enjoy. Centered on a popular nature center which cares for rehabilitated raptors, it’s an ideal place to take the kids for a gentle nature adventure.
At Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, the Canopy Walk provides a sky-high view of the Myakka River basin as well as an intimate immersion in the live oak canopy in a beautiful hammock of oaks and palms.
With tall waving grasses, saw palmetto, and the sound of birds, Myakka River State Park immerses you in Florida’s Big Sky country amid wide open prairies and riverside marshes.
Lush tropical hammocks, great birding, and a dash of history along the Indian River Lagoon make Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area a diverse and interesting place to explore
For a sweeping panorama of the “River of Grass” from a personal perspective, get out of your car and walk the short Pa-Hay-Okee Boardwalk at Everglades National Park.
At Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, bison and wild horse roam free amid one of the state’s largest and northernmost grasslands, a shallow basin cradled in a park 21,000 acres in size.
Leading to a stand of dwarf bald cypress centuries old and less than 15 feet tall, the Kendrick Boardwalk at Tate’s Hell State Forest is one of the weirder botanical spots in the Florida panhandle.
Farmland turned back to mangrove marshes: that’s Robinson Preserve, with more than 4 miles of hiking on shell and wild pathways along Tampa Bay at Bradenton.
At the northern end of Seminole Ranch Conservation Area, an easy-to-follow trail to an observation tower provides a panorama across Loughman Lake.
Stokes Landing provides an outdoor classroom for local schools and panoramic views of the salt marshes along the Tolomato River north of St. Augustine