Selby Gardens contains the most diverse collection of orchids and bromeliads in the world. Thousands of species are represented.
One of Florida’s oldest state parks sits on a high bluff above the Apalachicola River offering spectacular views — and fall colors!
There are dozens of nice RV campgrounds near Fort Myers. Here are six that stand out above the rest.
We loved camping at Suwannee River State Park, nestled in quiet woods on a high bluff above the junction of the Withlacoochee and Suwannee Rivers. A pair of rivers on the move but even a novice paddler can negotiate the currents without difficulty. The Withacoochee River joins the Suwannee at Suwannee River State Park.[/caption] The …
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages more recreation areas than any other federal agency. Six are in Florida — and they are fabulous.
Just in time for summer, we present our list of gear you need for the outdoors this season.
The 1,140-acre park in eastern Hilllsborough County has a multi-use trail for hiking and cycling, and launch point for the Alafia River Paddle Trail.
The Fort Walton Beach area is famous for its spectacular white sand beaches, but there is more to discover inland, from sand dunes to clear sandy-bottomed streams to miles of hiking trails.
Avalon State Park is a quiet little beach once alive with Navy “frogmen” who trained here for the D-Day invasion.
2018 is an exceptional one for nesting birds in Everglades National Park. Two super colonies– more than 25,000 birds clustered together– are nesting in the park for the first time since the 1940s. We couldn’t resist a visit. And while you can’t reach the super colonies, there is much to see on a spring visit.
The nation’s first wildlife refuge was created by President Teddy Roosevelt to stop plume-hunters from wiping out several species of birds. The birds are back, and spring is a great time to visit. (You’ll need a kayak for a closeup look.)
By doubling the size of its campground, this oceanfront state park in Flagler Beach has expanded its reach — and its appeal.
Free Blacks and runaway slaves met on Cape Florida’s beaches, seeking passage to a better life in the Bahamas.
Scenic Rock Springs Run is a legendary paddle trail through a stunning sub-tropical wilderness. But the popular 8.5-mile journey is on pause — Fallen trees are blocking passage.
Pensacola is a great destination for outdoor recreation during winter months — especially kayakers. It’s home to Gulf Islands National Seashore, a vast national park full of forts and history.
It’s the oldest continuously operating restaurant in Broward County, and, thankfully, nothing has changed in years. It’s a rustic old wooden shack now surrounded by mansions and yachts. History and atmosphere make it worth the splurgy prices — and the food is good.