We are continuously updating our closure list for state parks, state forests, national forests and public campgrounds in Florida’s Panhandle in the wake of Hurricane Michael.
Things To Do In Florida
Prime camping season arrives in Florida when the humidity dissipates, but don’t wait until the last minute because the snowbirds will soon sweep into the state in their RVs. This year will be especially challenging because many campgrounds in Florida’s Panhandle will likely be closed for months in the wake of Hurricane Michael.
Stone crab season starts Oct. 15 and Everglades City, a small, isolated fishing village south of Naples, is a place to feast on this Florida favorite in an authenic Old Florida atmosphere.
Miss the change of seasons? Here’s fall in South Florida: Fields of blooming sunflowers! You can see the sunflowers in an Immokalee preserve and other sites statewide. This sunflower only blooms in Florida and Georgia and can be seen roadside in early fall.
The true sign of fall in South Florida: Lines start forming at Knaus Berry Farms. This 50-year-old institution south of Miami has generations of devoted fans. It’s a good stop for an Everglades trip or a day exploring the Redland.
Organized bike festivals create safer longer rides for bicyclists while giving them beautiful places to explore and enjoy the scenery.
Fall is bear season. Keep your eyes peeled while camping, hiking, biking in the woods.
Micanopy is right off I-75 near Gainesville, but it feels far away — like a small town in a Florida long gone. Its jewel is the 1845 Herlong Mansion B&B.
The four craft beer breweries in the Florida Keys are great places to experience Keys style and ambiance. The beer’s not bad, either.
No doubt about it: Key West is expensive. But despite its small size, Key West is packed with things to do and see — and some are even free. Here are a half dozen places to go where you’ll soak up Key West culture without opening your wallet.