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Top hiking trails near Orlando: Little Big Econ State Forest

Top hiking trails near Orlando: Little Big Econ State Forest

Some of the best hiking near Orlando can be found at the Little Big Econ State Forest, where bluffs along a scenic river add interest. The forest is 5,000 acres preserved in a suburban area in the middle of the triangle formed by Orlando, Cocoa and Daytona Beach.

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Bike Week: Camping info, scenic rides, things to do

Bikers converge on Daytona Beach every March for Bike Week, but visitors often have a tough time finding a place to stay or camp and get lost in a sea of things-to-do. Our Bike Week guide helps sort it out.

Camping at Gamble Rogers State Recreation Area

Beachfront state park expands campground

FLAGLER BEACH — Gamble Rogers State Recreation Area was already an oceanfront jewel with 34 campsites for tents or RVs behind the dunes. They have now added an additional 34 sites, including four set aside for tents, on the other side of the park along the Intracoastal Waterway.

10 Worthy Campgrounds Near Daytona Beach

10 Worthy Campgrounds Near Daytona Beach

With the Daytona 500 and Bike Week already upon us, it’s probably too late to find a camp site this year. Although it may be worth a phone call to see if there are any cancellations. At the least, you can plan ahead for next year.

Pompano, Bradenton, Daytona top April seafood festival calendar

Pompano, Bradenton, Daytona top April seafood festival calendar

April’s festival calendar includes many of Florida’s most celebrated: Pompano Beach Seafood Festival, Bradenton’s DeSoto Heritage Festival, and the Isle of 8 Flags Seafood Festival in Fernandina Beach, among others.

Spruce Creek watercolor by Stewart Jones

Spruce Creek paddle: A diamond in the rough

Development is creeping up on Spruce Creek and Strickland Bay, but enough has been preserved — for now — to enjoy an awesome day of kayaking. (Watercolor by Stewart Jones)

Ultimate road trip: Driving on the beach in Florida

Ultimate road trip: Driving on the beach in Florida

Driving your car on the hard-packed beaches of Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and St. Augustine Beach is a Florida tradition. Pioneers did it with horses and buggies. Stock car racers did it with roaring engines until 1959. You can do it too.