Love orchids? Free tours at R.F. Orchids in the Redland are a must The garden tour at R.F. Orchids engages all the senses: Screams of colorful parrots, the fragrance of blooming orchids, the taste of edible orchids.
When birds migrate, they perch on Merritt Island American Avocet
Four wild islands in Florida for memorable camping or cabins Cayo Costa State Park
Stone crabs in Everglades City: Fresh from the source in historic fishing town Stone crabs from Triad Seafood, Everglades City

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The garden tour at R.F. Orchids engages all the senses: Screams of colorful parrots, the fragrance of blooming orchids, the taste of edible orchids.

Love orchids? Free tours at R.F. Orchids in the Redland are a must

There are many reasons to visit the Redland, the rural area between Miami and Everglades National Park. But if you like orchids, here’s the best reason: Excellent free tours of the private gardens at R.F. Fuchs Orchids.

American Avocet

When birds migrate, they perch on Merritt Island

Merritt Island is a significant transit point for migrating birds in autumn, and many stay for the winter. Besides bird watching, this wildlife refuge is also a prime destination for boating, kayaking and fishing — all of them excellent adventures for Fall.

Cayo Costa State Park

Four wild islands in Florida for memorable camping or cabins

Who doesn’t dream of finding a quiet, wild and remote island to pitch a tent or stay in a cabin? If this is the stuff of your dreams, we have four island adventures for you.

Ducks

Fall Outings: Birds hold court at Wakodahatchee Preserve & Green Cay

DELRAY BEACH — Amid a sea of subdivisions, you’ll find a pair of man-made wetlands where you will encounter extraordinary wildlife viewing from strategically placed boardwalks — wildlife preserves that are especially lively during the fall and spring bird migrations.

Key West Cemetery by Falling Angel via Flickr

For Halloween: Historic Key West cemetery is full of stories

The cemetery in Key West is a lot like the city itself: quirky, crowded, colorful and full of history. The site has a forlorn air and one could even consider it spooky. Take a walking tour and discover fascinating stories of Key West and its people.

Stone crabs from Triad Seafood, Everglades City

Stone crabs in Everglades City: Fresh from the source in historic fishing town

Stone crab season starts Oct. 15, and if you want your Florida stone crabs right off the dock as fresh as you can find them, then you need to go to a funky small town where the highway ends and the wilderness begins — Everglades City.

Alligator wrestling at American Indian Arts Celebration by Heather Culligan via Flickr

Seminoles’ American Indian Arts Celebration: Nov. 7 – 8, 2014

The Seminoles’ Indian arts festival offers the traditions — fry bread and alligator wrestling — but also nationally known dancers from tribes across the country.

Cinnamon rolls at Knaus Berry Farm in Homestead: 80 cents each and irresistible.

Knaus Berry Farm: Beloved sweet spot in Homestead opens Oct. 28

The true sign of fall in South Florida: Lines start forming at Knaus Berry Farms. This 50-year-old institution south of Miami has generations of devoted fans. Knaus Berry Farm is a good stop for an Everglades trip or a roadtrip exploring the Redland. It re-opens Oct. 28.

Bike path along A1A in Boca Raton.

South Florida bike trails: Eleven of our favorites

South Florida bike trails offer great scenery and local flavor. From the Keys to Lake Okeechobee, here are nine great bike trails that we’ve tried and recommend. How many have you ridden?

Paddle Florida: 2014-15 kayak trips explore Florida’s best waterways

Paddle Florida: 2014-15 kayak trips explore Florida’s best waterways

Paddle Florida is a non-profit that organizes a few paddling trips each year on Florida’s greatest waterways. Limited in size and carefully researched, these trips are great for solo paddlers or folks who appreciate a little support in undertaking a several day paddling and camping trip.

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