Author: Bonnie Gross

Shoreline of Blue Cypress Lake. (Photo: Bonnie Gross)
Birding, Central Florida, Fishing, Kayak & Canoe, Photography

Kayaking Blue Cypress Lake: Exceptional scenery, so many ospreys, near Yeehaw Junction

Chances are, you’ve never heard of Blue Cypress Lake near Yeehaw Junction. If that’s so, you’re missing a spectacular natural lake rimmed by old growth cypress trees and home to hundreds of ospreys and osprey nests. This lake is the headwaters of the mighty St. Johns River. What a great kayak destination!


A sample of craft soda at the Sebring Soda Festival.
Central Florida, Festivals, Unique eats

Local sodas are back at Sebring Soda Festival, April 5-6

Sebring, a small town along the lovely Lake Wales Ridge in Central Florida, is staking a claim for something new — Florida’s first (and only) craft soda festival, the Sebring Soda Festival. Local small-batch sodas made with real sugar are making a comeback, partly as an outgrowth of the craft beer phenomenon. This Sebring festival is a good opportunity to taste what it’s all about.