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Florida panther

Alligator Alley: Take a hike in Florida panther country

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.

Fort Clinch: Worth a drive to explore Amelia Island park with all sorts of fun

Fort Clinch: Worth a drive to explore Amelia Island park with all sorts of fun

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.

Every twist in Shell Creek brought a new gorgeous view.

Shell Creek: The prettiest kayak trail you’ve never heard of

This little creek should be famous. Its magnificent tree canopy and unspoiled Old Florida feel offer kayakers great natural beauty and wildlife, all in an easy, accessible day paddle.

Gainesville-Hawthorne: One of state’s best bike trails

Gainesville-Hawthorne: One of state’s best bike trails

Load your bikes on your carrier and head north to Old Florida. Along this bike trail, you can stop and hike a bit and maybe even see gators, wild horses or even bison in Paynes Prairie. This pretty paved trail also lets you use your gears on a hill or two.

Dade Battlefield Historic State Park: A lovely spot that rethinks history

Dade Battlefield Historic State Park: A lovely spot that rethinks history

A peaceful park shaded by magnificent live oaks is a good place to soak up some Florida history and take a walk or have a picnic. The battlefield tells a dramatic and thought-provoking story.

Ichetucknee Spring

Cool escapes: A guide to Florida’s refreshing springs

Floridians weather the heat and humidity of brutal summers by turning to the state’s wealth of clear, refreshing springs, spilling cool water out of crevices in the ground at the rate of thousands of gallons a minute..

Best Florida B&Bs: Lodging as an experience

Best Florida B&Bs: Lodging as an experience

Our favorite B&Bs will help you have an authentic and memorable Florida experience — not a night in Anywhere USA.

Koreshan historic building: The Planetary Court

Koreshan State Park preserves wacky Florida history

Florida’s wackiness goes back to its first settlers, and Koreshan State Historic Site celebrates one of our earliest eccentrics. Thanks to this cult leader, though, a lovely wooded site on the Estero River was preserved through the years for us to enjoy. So go enjoy it.