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.
If you’re visiting the western entrance to Everglades National Park and the Ten Thousand Islands, there is a bed and breakfast that caters specifically to kayakers, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts – the Ivey House Bed and Breakfast in Everglades City.
Some well-kept secrets are upstaged by the old world charm of this Mediterranean-influenced city on the Gulf Coast.
By mid- October, days have cooled a bit in Sarasota, making it an ideal time to explore a lesser known state park — Oscar Scherer State Park. What makes it special? The vast array of things to do in a very scenic setting. It has excellent kayaking, camping and this is the best place to spot the rare scrub blue jay
Camp Venice is a tree-shaded, privately owned campground nestled in oak hammocks on the banks of the Myakka River. It has a state-park ambiance — unusual among private campgrounds.
The rare and endangered Florida panther makes its home in the wilds of the western Everglades and the Big Cypress Swamp, much of the area preserved in protected state and federal lands accessible to hikers.
Our festival guide includes information on where to stay, where to camp, where to eat, and what to do in this beautiful Southwest Florida city.
EVERGLADES CITY — Whitewater paddling in the Everglades? Well, almost. The tides move in and out of the Ten Thousand Islands so quickly, the water rushes and ripples through the passes, so you need to catch the current going in the right direction if you want to make headway.
EVERGLADES CITY — One of my favorite Florida getaways is to boat out to the outer islands and camp for a weekend on a remote, pristine beach fronting the Gulf of Mexico.
Myakka River State Park is one of Florida’s oldest and largest state parks with three main campgrounds, as well as backcountry campsites, miles of hiking and biking trails, endless opportunities for kayaking and canoeing, and abundant wildlife.