Canaveral National Seashore is quiet and peaceful with bountiful wildlife, and you can always find your place in the sand.
Colt Creek State Park is one of the state’s newest, a former cattle ranch preserved forever when the state purchased it in 2006. Contributor Kyle Albinus backpacked to a remote campsite to see what it was all about.
Floridians weather the heat and humidity of brutal summers by turning to the state’s wealth of clear, refreshing springs, spilling cool water out of crevices in the ground at the rate of thousands of gallons a minute..
Florida Southern College in Lakeland has been named the most beautiful college campus in the country. While some may debate that title, there’s no disputing the campus is unique: Nowhere else in the world has more buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Here’s an interesting stop far off the beaten path: The Jacaranda Hotel opened in 1926 and has been providing comfy rooms and good food ever since. It’s located in the historic district of Avon Park, a little town in the middle of the state’s cattle and orange-grove country.
Development is creeping up on Spruce Creek and Strickland Bay, but enough has been preserved — for now — to enjoy an awesome day of kayaking. (Watercolor by Stewart Jones)
Ocala National Forest has hundreds of trails where you can backpack into 600 square miles of wilderness and pound your tent stake into the ground.