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Whale watching in Florida: Winter thrill on northeast coast as season kicks off with Nov. 5-6 festival

Endangered right whales are viewed close to shore from Daytona Beach to Amelia Island every winter. Sightings aren’t predictable, but here’s how to get a chance to see Florida’s largest endangered species. A family festival in Fernandina Beach Nov. 5-6 celebrates the whales.

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Braden River: Kayak from Jiggs Landing to reopened Linger Lodge for Old Florida feel

Kayaking the Braden River, with time at Jiggs Landing and Linger Lodge, is a delightful trip back into Old Florida. Both outposts date to the 1940s and the scenic river that connects them preserves much of its natural beauty.

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