Latest results from the red tide testing by the state.
News of interest for outdoor recreation enthusiasts.
The latest storm maps, outlook and checklist; State Park closures, National Parks and Forests, Water Management District recreation areas.
Every fall, the skies over the Florida Keys fill with thousands of birds from hundreds of species heading south for the winter. A remarkable citizen science project, Hawkwatch, based in Curry Hammock State Park, keeps a tally.
Three articles published in Florida Rambler and written by contributor Karuna Eberl were recognized for excellence by the Florida Outdoor Writers annual competition.
Deaths, arrests mar Florida lobster mini-season. The regular season begins August 6.
Next time you travel Florida’s west coast on I-75, take a five minutes detour in Fort Myers to discover a magnificent slice of old Florida – a 1.2 mile boardwalk through an unspoiled cypress swamp called Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve.
Schedules for the 2023 Florida Spring Training season have been released, allowing you to plan ahead!
We love museums and we love freebies, so this is our kind of day. Participating attractions, some normally charging up to $20 admission, are free by downloading a ticket from Smithsonian Magazine.
The cemetery in Key West is a lot like the city itself: quirky, crowded, colorful and full of history. The site has a forlorn almost spooky air. Take a walking tour and discover fascinating stories of Key West and its people.
The new fee is being implemented as Florida State Parks move to a new campground reservation system. I just tried the new system, and I like it.
One of our favorite stops on the drive down the Florida Keys is Anne’s Beach in Islamorada. Located at mile marker 73.5, Anne’s Beach is a rare thing in the Florida Keys – a natural sandy beach. And it’s free.
Our readers viewed a record 2.4 million pages on Florida Rambler during 2020, despite the pandemic. Of the 500+ stories we delivered, these were our 10 most popular articles of the year.
Backcountry camping permits can now be reserved online. Meantime, Veterans and Gold Star Families no longer have to pay entrance fees to national parks.
Visitors who think Key West “has been ruined” often blame the huge cruise ships that are frequent visitors spewing thousands of day-trippers onto the island. That might be changing, as Key West residents passed three referendums Nov. 3 requiring cruise ships to be smaller and fewer.
Ten years ago, we launched a website about all the places we had discovered to enjoy in unique and fabulous natural Florida. FloridaRambler.com is all about you and places you can go, but for this occasion we want to share our origin story.