The Kenilworth Lodge is one of those grand old hotels built for the rich in the age of railroads.
Things To Do In Florida
DeLeon Springs, about an hour north of Orlando, is a state parks with swimming, kayaking and fantastic history. But it’s best known for — of all things — its pancakes.
At Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and the Mosquito Lagoon, the water glows on summer nights with the underwater equivalent of fireflies. A kayak outfitter there is providing unusual thrills on his night-time bioluminescent trips.
Kingsley Plantation, part of a little known national park near Jacksonville, is a beautiful site that tells stories of slaves and slave holders that may surprise you.
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve is 46,000 acres of salt marshes, coastal dunes, and hardwood hammocks, but this national park also preserves fascinating Florida history.
The rare and endangered Florida panther makes its home in the wilds of the western Everglades and the Big Cypress Swamp, much of the area preserved in protected state and federal lands accessible to hikers.
This state park is so worth a drive to explore. It would take days to experience it all – a beautiful beach, an extra-long fishing pier, a well-preserved Civil War fort, hiking, wildlife, great camping.
Colt Creek State Park is one of the state’s newest, a former cattle ranch preserved forever when the state purchased it in 2006. Contributor Kyle Albinus backpacked to a remote campsite to see what it was all about.