Following the Bayport-Linda Pedersen Paddling Trail for 1.7 miles through mazes of needlerush along Florida’s Adventure Coast, you’re immersed in the sights and sounds of a coastal estuary.
Join the national movement by REI to spend Black Friday - and more of your free time on the weekends - outdoors. We suggest these public lands, outdoor experiences, and trails as a start.
One of the most dramatic shorelines in Florida, the rocky shore of Blowing Rocks Preserve has sea caves and bluffs to explore on a hike through the oceanfront preserve
Anchoring the eastern end of the state-spanning Coast to Coast Trail, a bike trail system across Central Florida, the Brevard Coast to Coast Trail connects Titusville to Mims and Scottsmoor to provide cyclists with the longest dedicated paved bike path in the county.
In a deeply forested area on Black Creek north of Green Cove Springs, Camp Chowenwaw Park provides campers and hikers a unique destination, a former Girl Scout Camp with a rich history.
On the ridges at Catfish Creek Preserve State Park, some steep as a ski slope, these elevated slivers of blinding white sand are some of Florida’s most ancient hills.
The southernmost concentration of ancient longleaf pine in America, the Big Pine Tract of Chinsegut WEA is also the second largest contiguous tract of old-growth longleaf pine in Florida.
A private nature retreat north of Milton, Coldwater Gardens is a study in serenity, melding camping, gardening, and enjoyment of natural habitats along the Coldwater Creek basin.
Our friend Bob “TruckrBob” Finley shares his experience with planning, and reaching, the toughest park to visit in Florida: Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles offshore from Key West.
Following a historic railroad corridor through southern Volusia County, the 37-mile East Central Regional Rail Trail (ECRRT) links together Edgewater, Maytown, Osteen, and Enterprise while showcasing wild landscapes along the route.
It’s the Amazon of North America, home of the ghost orchid. Protecting more than 85,000 acres, Fakahatchee Strand is Florida’s largest state preserve and most certainly our wildest.