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This barred owl at Arbunkle Creek swiveled his head to follow us as we paddled under his tree.

Kayaking Arbuckle Creek: Unexpected beauty at a bombing range

Arbuckle Creek is a gorgeous river through an ancient cypress forest. It feels remote and wild but is convenient to Orlando and South Florida. It’s a gem, full of wildlife and magnificent scenery.

Rosalie Creek, one of the most scenic sections of the Buster Island Loop Paddling Trail.

Buster Island Loop: Challenging kayak trail circles Lake Kissimmee State Park

It’s rare in Florida to find a loop trail for kayaks and this one, with three lakes, two creeks and a canal, is a challenge. The 11-mile trail circles the state park.

Lupines along the trail at Tiger Creek Preserve on the Lake Wales Ridge.

Tiger Creek Preserve helps make Lake Wales Ridge a hiker’s heaven

Hikers should discover the Nature Conservancy’s Tiger Creek Preserve, one of several sites located on Florida’s “central highlands,” a beautiful, hilly landscape with many appealing trails.