Post Tagged with: "Palm Coast"

Not a soul in sight.

Florida’s best county parks: Loved by locals; worth discovering

If you love discovering off-the-beaten path places, look to county parks. Here are six we’ve stumbled on that offer exceptional recreation and natural beauty.

Rocking chairs on the porch of the lodge, which has a magnificent view and ocean breeze even on hot days.

Magical Princess Place beckons from northeast Florida

When I visited St. Augustine recently, I discovered Princess Place Preserve, a delightful out-of-the-way historic estate that is a good place to hike, kayak, camp and see wildlife. The 1888 hunting lodge is magnificent — and has a great story of a real princess behind it.

Water has created fanciful swirls in the coquina rocks at the beach

Washington Oaks: Gardens plus unusual beach

Washington Oaks Gardens State Park near St. Augustine has two sides — historic gardens amid ancient live oak trees on one side and a beach with fantastically shaped coquina rocks on the other.