12 Great Kayak Outings in the Florida Keys Long Key State Park
10 years after Hurricane Charley, rebuilt Punta Gorda is worth re-discovering 10 years after Hurricane Charley, rebuilt Punta Gorda is worth re-discovering
Canaveral: Florida’s longest unspoiled beach Canaveral: Florida’s longest unspoiled beach
Pigeon Key: Island on Seven Mile Bridge has scenery, history Pigeon Key, as viewed from the old bridge

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12 Great Kayak Outings in the Florida Keys

There are hundreds of places to launch a kayak, a canoe or a paddle board in the Florida Keys. We pick an even dozen for your next kayak adventure.

10 years after Hurricane Charley, rebuilt Punta Gorda is worth re-discovering

10 years after Hurricane Charley, rebuilt Punta Gorda is worth re-discovering

Ten years ago this August, Punta Gorda was devastated by Hurricane Charley. Today it has been reborn and is great place for kayaking, biking, hiking, birding and discovering funky crab shacks and other authentic Florida experiences.

Canaveral: Florida’s longest unspoiled beach

Canaveral: Florida’s longest unspoiled beach

Canaveral National Seashore is quiet and peaceful with bountiful wildlife, and you can always find your place in the sand.

Pigeon Key, as viewed from the old bridge

Pigeon Key: Island on Seven Mile Bridge has scenery, history

As you cross the Seven Mile Bridge, you pass the little green island with yellow cottages and palm trees surrounded by dazzling blue water. Stop and visit: Pigeon Key is one of a kind. It offers fascinating history, tropical beauty, even great snorkeling.

Visitors choose a car via a touch screen and a robotic system delivers it to the turntable for display at the Elliott Museum on Hutchinson Island near Stuart.

Hutchinson Island’s Elliott Museum: For old car lovers — and everyone else

The Elliott Museum built a spiffy new building with a high-tech robotic system to display its extensive collection of antique cars, but the museum also has everything from wedding dresses to baseball cards to wooden boats, Most visitors to the eclectic museum will find something to intrigue them.

Tubing down the Ichetucknee: (Photo via Flickr by JKing89)

Happy Birthday to us! We’re 4

It’s our birthday and we’re celebrating by looking back at our greatest hits. Discover or rediscover these 10 great ways to enjoy the natural and authentic Florida

Hutchinson Island’s House of Refuge: Beautiful beach site is window to past

Hutchinson Island’s House of Refuge: Beautiful beach site is window to past

The historic Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge couldn’t be in a prettier spot. It also tells the story of a wild Florida of shipwrecks and pioneers. While you’re exploring the gorgeous beaches here, it’s worth a quick stop.

Corkscrew Preserve in Naples:  A sanctuary for us, too

Corkscrew Preserve in Naples: A sanctuary for us, too

It’s the 60th birthday of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, created to save the last three miles of a bald cypress forest near Naples that once stretched 20 miles. Don’t be afraid of a summer visit. It’s shady and the mosquitofish keep it relatively bug-free.

Sunset over the Amelia River at Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island.

Amelia Island & Fernandina Beach: Abundant nature; neat history

With eight state parks, a national park, scads of history and top beaches, Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach make a great base to explore northeast Florida.

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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