This old-growth forest with 1,000-year-old trees is closely guarded because it is next to an FPL plant. But, with a little planning in advance, you can walk its 1.1 mile boardwalk in Martin County on free tours.
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The Seminole Inn in Indiantown is way off the beaten path, which may be why it’s fun to discover its excellent Southern style home cooking and charming atmosphere.
It’s time to plan this season’s canoe and kayak outings, and a free set of excellent paddling trail maps from the Great Calusa Blueway is certain to give you inspiration.
Anclote Key Preserve State Park, is actually four islands 3 miles off Tarpon Springs, accessible only by boat. If you can get there, you can see its 1887 lighthouse, miles of pristine beaches scattered with shells and one of the few undeveloped islands left on Florida’s coast. You can reach it by kayak or tour boat.
A bird with a wingspan of 9 feet is a sight to behold. Now picture hundreds of them, flying in formation, with Gulf Coast beaches and barrier islands as a backdrop. That’s the migration of the White Pelican, which return to Florida every October to November.
Natural beauty makes Riverbend Park in Jupiter a delightful place to explore. Its 10 miles of bike trails are particularly well suited to family bicycle outings. It’s also the site of a historic battleground from the Second Seminole War.
Within an hour’s drive of the urban tangle of South Florida, one of Florida’s two nationally designated “wild and scenic” rivers meanders through a spectacularly lovely cypress swamp. You can experience the river in a two- or three-hour loop or paddle the full 8-mile scenic trail.
Florida just launched a new website that provides useful information on more than 100 state hiking, biking and paddling trails.