Things To Do In Florida

Save the Florida Panther day: Swamp walks, buggy rides on March 17 in Naples

Save the Florida Panther day: Swamp walks, buggy rides on March 17 in Naples

You can take a slog through the swamp to see native orchids, a buggy tour through cypress swamp or a guided bird walk or plant identification walk. All the events are free.

Video How-To: Loading a kayak on your car

Video How-To: Loading a kayak on your car

This video from LL Bean is a good guide for both novice and intermediate kayakers exploring their options for mounting a roof rack on your car and the proper ways of loading a kayak on your car.

Celebrate 100-year birthday of Keys railroad

Celebrate 100-year birthday of Keys railroad

The Florida Keys railroad built by Henry Flagler is a Florida icon. In January, celebrate the 100th anniversary of its first train in these historic, beautiful spots. Or, participate in a special event, including a 115-mile kayak trip from Key Largo to Key West.

Best Camping Near Fort Lauderdale

Best Camping Near Fort Lauderdale

Despite a lack of state parks with campgrounds, there are five well-maintained public campgrounds near Fort Lauderdale and a few private campgrounds worth considering.

Peace River: Florida canoe trip is an easy adventure

Peace River: Florida canoe trip is an easy adventure

There are prettier rivers and wilder rivers, but the Peace River offers something you can’t find elsewhere: A place to paddle and camp through an undeveloped forest filled with wildlife within an easy drive of 7 million South Florida residents.

Gift Guide 2012: Essential gear and guidebooks for the outdoors

Gift Guide 2012: Essential gear and guidebooks for the outdoors

Each year, we take a look at our gear and guidebooks and make recommendations based […]

Kayak Gasparilla Sound  for dolphins, white pelicans

Kayak Gasparilla Sound for dolphins, white pelicans

Gasparilla Sound is an out of the way aquatic preserve where you’re likely to see dolphins, osprey and white pelicans while mulllets jump like popcorn. It’s a place made to explore by kayak.

Lionfish (Photo: Gustavo Duran via Flickr)

Lion fish: Like a horror movie for South Florida waters

I thought I knew a lot about the exotic lion fish species that is invading Florida’s waters. But I learned plenty from this PBS documentary. Lion fish are scarier than I had thought. In the end, though, the video left me with a few reasons for optimism.