Bike & Hike 7 Fabulous Gift Ideas for Backpackers & Hikers

7 Fabulous Gift Ideas for Backpackers & Hikers

Whether you are a casual hiker or serious backwoods hoofer, you should find something here that you want or need.

Camping Off a dirt road in the Arbuckle Tract Lake at Wales Ridge State Foresti s pretty  little Lake Godwin.

Discover Lake Wales Ridge State Forest for hiking, exploring, camping

Lake Wales Ridge State Forest is for explorers – folks who like to find places that aren’t in the guidebooks. Here you can hike for miles in the woods, hear only nature and have a chance to spot wildlife, including bear, bald eagles and endangered scrub jays.

Florida Keys Bicycing one of the scenic bridges on the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail from MM 15 to MM 5.

Biking to Key West: Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail is best near its end

This is one of the best sections of the Florida Keys bike trail because the path and the half-dozen scenic bridges are separate from traffic. The 10-mile stretch from MM 15 to 5 makes a great day of bicycling with some appealing stops.

Southwest Florida The many sun-bleached dead trees give the Stump Pass Beach State Park its name.

Discover the other Florida barrier islands along the Gulf

Discover a less well-known string of islands — Gasparilla Island, Don Pedro Island and Manasota Key. Each holds a spectacular state park with top beaches.

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7 Fabulous Gift Ideas for Backpackers & Hikers

7 Fabulous Gift Ideas for Backpackers & Hikers

Whether you are a casual hiker or serious backwoods hoofer, you should find something here that you want or need.

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8 Great Gift Ideas for Campers

A variety of great gift ideas for campers in several price ranges selected by our editors.

7 Great Gift Ideas for Kayakers

7 Great Gift Ideas for Kayakers

Every one who owns a kayak has additional needs. Maybe it’s a dry bag, paddle grips or maybe accessories for car racks. Check out this list of toys for the kayaker in your life.

Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden

Key West Botanical Garden: Plant lovers will be charmed

There’s so much to do in Key West, it’s easy to bypass the Key West Botanic Garden. But if you love unusual plants, you’ll be be charmed by this serene place.

6 outstanding state park campgrounds along I-75 in North Florida

6 outstanding state park campgrounds along I-75 in North Florida

Just a hop and a skip from an I-75 off-ramp, these scenic campgrounds are loaded with outdoors fun, ideal stopovers for a night or a week.

Warren Richey with his jungle hammock

Kayak Camping: Sharkchow’s checklist

Kayak guru and journalist-author Warren Richey shares his checklist of essential gear for kayak camping to wilderness destinations in Florida.

The Kampong: Coconut Grove gardens and a fascinating Floridian

The Kampong: Coconut Grove gardens and a fascinating Floridian

The Kampong is an intimate and charming tropical estate and gardens, built by one of Florida’s most interesting characters, David Fairchild.

Fort Lauderdale Winterfest Boat Parade (Photo by Bob B Brown)

Uniquely Florida: Holiday Boat Parade Calendar

Florida Rambler’s comprehensive Boat Parade Calendar provides dates and links to dozens of boat parades around the state.

Lightner Museum decorated during St. Augustine Nights of Lights (Photo courtesy FloridasHistoricCoast.com.)

Where to celebrate the holidays in Old Florida: Best holiday light displays

Every community has decorations for the winter holidays, but these three Florida destinations stand out. Their Old Florida settings complements their over-the-top holiday decorations. Each has millions of lights plus lots of special events.

The many sun-bleached dead trees give the Stump Pass Beach State Park its name.

Discover the other Florida barrier islands along the Gulf

Discover a less well-known string of islands — Gasparilla Island, Don Pedro Island and Manasota Key. Each holds a spectacular state park with top beaches.

A home on the December house tour: An 1880’s cigar maker’s house may have been reconfigured in the 1930’s following a fire. The two-level front porch and “widow’s walk” appear to belong to an earlier era, but the entire second floor did not exist before a 1996 renovation.

2016-17 Key West house tours: A chance to peek inside Key West homes

It’s a rare opportunity: You can peek inside the beautifully restored private homes in the Key West historic district on home and garden tours.

Carribean flamingo (Photo by rubyblossom via Flickr)

Where to take South Florida visitors for a taste of nature

Holiday houseguests? If you’re lucky, they love the outdoors and you can take them on any and every authentic adventure that Florida Rambler covers. But what if your guests like their nature a little tamer? Here are recommendations for daytrips in southeast Florida that are my go-to spots for visitors.

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