Kayaks and canoes are one of the best ways to surround yourself in the Everglades. Here’s a guide to the trails in the national park.
Things To Do In Florida
In the middle of Everglades National Park is the best preserved Nike missile base in South Florida, a relic of the Cold War and the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Today it reminds us of those days of John F. Kennedy, fallout shelters and Bob Dylan protest songs.
The Ringling Circus Museum in Sarasota brings back those memories of yesteryear, when hawkers fill the streets with calls to see “The world’s grandest, largest, best, amusement institution.”
The kayak trail through old Bonita Springs on the Imperial River is worth discovering for its scenery. If you’re lucky, you may see manatees.
I had lived in Florida a long time before I discovered the rich and often tragic history of native Americans here. Here are six parks, museums and events that tell those stories.
When the weather breaks, Floridians come out of the air conditioning and flock to campgrounds before the snowbird invasion. Our choices for fall camping include four picks on the Florida-Georgia line, four in Central Florida and four more in South Florida.
Biscayne National Park is 95% underwater. Boat trips to shipwrecks, reefs and islands are the best way to see this park. The shipwreck snorkel tour often goes to the wreck of the Mandalay, which has a fascinating story.
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.