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Everglades Challenge: Paddle 300 miles from Tampa Bay to Key Largo

Everglades Challenge: Paddle 300 miles from Tampa Bay to Key Largo

About 70 kayaks, canoes, rowing shells and small sailboats set out from Fort Desoto on March 5 for a grueling marathon that ended a week later in Key Largo.

Blue Spring State Park: Manatees in winter; swimming & tubing in summer

Blue Spring State Park: Manatees in winter; swimming & tubing in summer

The park is beautiful, and the paddling opportunities are numerous, but the campground is just fair. The spring is a great place to swim when you seek to escape the summer heat, but you can’t swim here in winter because its overrun by manatees seeking safe haven.

Boat camping in the Ten Thousand Islands

Boat Camping Checklist

Boat camping is a great way to scoot away from civilization to some wild and remote places.

Fisheating Creek: $89 million will preserve an ecosystem some find unforgettable

Fisheating Creek: $89 million will preserve an ecosystem some find unforgettable

A huge land purchase to advance Everglades restoration was announced this week: $89 million for land around Fisheating Creek. Most people don’t know Fisheating Creek, but some who have visited will never forget it. Clyde Butcher, Florida’s best and best-known wilderness photographer, says Fisheating Creek was the place that opened his eyes to Florida’s beauty.