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Nick Ziegler takes flight off Curry Hammock.

Curry Hammock State Park has grown up, and just in time

Curry Hammock is off the well-traveled Overseas Highway, hidden on a small island in the Florida Keys NEAR Marathon. But if you stop and smell the sea breeze, you’ll find excellent camping, kayaking, kiting and a swimming beach safe for the kids.

Best RV and tent camping along I-95 in Northeast Florida

Best RV and tent camping along I-95 in Northeast Florida

Whether your coming or going, heading northbound or southbound, these state parks near I-95 in Northeast Florida are worthy of a layover for a couple of nights. Kayaking, hiking and pristine beaches in preserved natural habitats await you.

Peanut Island: Snorkeling, historic Kennedy Bunker, even camping

Peanut Island: Snorkeling, historic Kennedy Bunker, even camping

This county park offers some of the best snorkeling from a beach in South Florida. It’s also home to President John F. Kennedy’s bomb shelter, built during the Cold War. And, to complete your day, it’s a fun kayak outing that can include fresh fish at a nearby tiki bar.

A great egret near the boardwalk

Corkscrew Swamp in Naples: Explore via beautiful boardwalk

The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, an Audubon Society preserve, takes you on a hike via boardwalk with good wildlife viewing and exquisite scenery.

Fort DeSoto Dog Beach

Swim, Spot, Swim! In search of the pawfect ‘Dog Beach’

Not every beach in Florida is pet-friendly, but there is one near you. You might be surprised by our statewide list.

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.

Camping on the beach at Anclote Key State Park

Island Camping: Anclote Key Preserve is a sea-kayaking adventure

If pitching a tent on a tropical island is your thing, then add Anclote Key to your bucket list. Anclote Key Preserve State Park is in the Gulf of Mexico, three miles west of Tarpon Springs over open water, and it is accessible only by boat.

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.

Lithia Springs Run at the Alafia River

Lithia Springs: Camp at this cool, secluded park near Tampa

Tucked into in a corner of Hillsborough County is a quiet, well-shaded campground that packs a lot of nature into a small 160-acre preserve along the Alafia River. And the camping is among the best in the Tampa Bay area.