Camping, kayaking, hiking, biking and a humongous swimming pool are the top features of this state park that straddles the Hillsborough River.
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This out-of-the-way rural area on the St. Johns River offers good hiking, kayaking and springs. With Welaka as a base, we explored a place little changed by the years.
Florida communities celebrate harvests throughout the year in Florida — tropical fruits in summer, fruits and vegetables in winter, sweet corn and berries in the spring and a variety of crops in fall. Join the party!
Whoever named this kayak trail Hell’s Bay was giving you a hint: It won’t be easy. During National Parks Week at the end of April, I paddled this forbiddingly named trail. It’s mile after mile of mangroves with tight twists and turns that make going slow. If you’re heading for a backcountry camping site — a chickee on a platform in the middle of the Everglades wilderness — then this trail is worth the trouble. If not, well, I have some suggestions for you.
Tent camping in the Keys took a big hit when Hurricane Irma destroyed two state park campgrounds, but there are still a few places where you can drive a tent stake in the ground.