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Trail along Tiger Creek Preserve

Exploring the Lake Wales Ridge: Central ‘highlands’ with old-fashioned flavor

Central Florida’s Lake Wales Ridge is made for exploration. It offers rolling hills, forests, streams, quaint small towns with lots of places for hiking, kayaking and camping.

Mount Dora Bicycle Festival

Florida bike festivals: Bicyclists take to country roads every fall

Organized bike festivals create safer longer rides for bicyclists while giving them beautiful places to explore and enjoy the scenery.

2018 Tour of Sebring: Labor Day bike ride is a Florida classic

2018 Tour of Sebring: Labor Day bike ride is a Florida classic

Labor Day brings together about 600 bicyclists from around the country to enjoy pedaling on scenic roads over gentle hills with friendly drivers.

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.

Off a dirt road in the Arbuckle Tract Lake at Wales Ridge State Foresti s pretty  little Lake Godwin.

Discover Lake Wales Ridge State Forest for hiking, exploring, camping

Lake Wales Ridge State Forest is for explorers – folks who like to find places that aren’t in the guidebooks. Here you can hike for miles in the woods, hear only nature and have a chance to spot wildlife, including bear, bald eagles and endangered scrub jays.

Scenic roads: A drive in Old Florida cow country

Scenic roads: A drive in Old Florida cow country

A scenic two-lane road across the state gives you a glimpse of a forgotten Florida: Pioneer cabins, cattle ranches under old oak trees, sandhill cranes in the fields.

Off-the-beaten-path getaways: Seven small towns make great bases for exploring Florida

Off-the-beaten-path getaways: Seven small towns make great bases for exploring Florida

As you plan your Florida travels for the lovely fall, winter and spring season, here are seven towns that I’ve found make great bases for exploring. Each puts you in the center of outstanding places to hike, bike, kayak and explore history. Each is surrounded by natural beauty.

Kenilworth Lodge: Historic lodge now closed

Kenilworth Lodge: Historic lodge now closed

The Kenilworth Lodge is one of those grand old hotels built for the rich in the age of railroads.