Hog Island Nature Trail

WITHLACOOCHEE STATE FOREST NOBLETON   [28.619750,-82.241083]   1.6 MILES For a dip into the primordial wilderness that envelopes the Withlacoochee River on its northward flow to the Gulf of Mexico, take a short jaunt to Nobleton (Hernando County) for a nature trail that showcases some of the biggest cypresses around. The trail is entirely in the shade of the … Continue reading Hog Island Nature Trail

Pine Island Conservation Area – Sam’s House Nature Trails Hike

7.2 miles The best access to the Sam’s House Nature Trails is from the Sam’s House Historical Site located off N Tropical Trail. Hours are limited, so check ahead before you visit. If the area is closed, than you must access the trails from the Pine Island Conservation Area which is about 6 miles away … Continue reading Pine Island Conservation Area – Sam’s House Nature Trails Hike

Glamping Trip at Westgate River Ranch

Scott, Linda Pam and I decided to try Glamping – Glamour Camping, if your not in the know. Definitely different than primitive camping or car camping. Think electricity, queen sized bed, fluffy pillows, refrigerator, even A/C and heat! We hiked, ate and drank well – a terrific time was had by all! Browse the gallery … Continue reading Glamping Trip at Westgate River Ranch

Taylor Creek South Hike at Tosohatchee WMA

4.7 miles An exploration into the wilderness fringe along the St. Johns River near Cocoa, the Taylor Creek Loop invites you to immerse in the shade of ancient palm trees in the river floodplain. Built by the Indian River chapter of the Florida Trail Association, this well-established trail – once part of the Florida Trail … Continue reading Taylor Creek South Hike at Tosohatchee WMA

Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

This 470-acre forest is part of a sanctuary network of the EEL (Environmentally Endangered Lands) Program. It has a reception center and a museum. The trails are well laid out and marked well. You also will encounter what is left of the Addison Canal. It also has a variety of GEOCaches to be found if … Continue reading Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

St Sebastian River State Park

Location: Fellsmere With vast open grassy forests of Long Leaf Pines with miles of trails you can refer to the sign for the color trails. We did 6 mi of the Green Trail, next trip the Yellow maybe! We drove west thru Felsmere and had an amazing view of time gone by. It was like … Continue reading St Sebastian River State Park

Sebastian River Buffer Preserve Trail

4.5 miles long through mostly thinned pine forest located at the south end of Brevard County along the C-54 Canal. This site preserves open grassy forests of longleaf pine that were once commonplace throughout Florida. The pine flatwoods form a backdrop for other biological communities, including cypress domes, scrubby Flatwoods, sand hills, and a beautiful … Continue reading Sebastian River Buffer Preserve Trail

Bull Creek Cemetery Trail

5.5 miles – GPS: N28 07.000 W80 55.957 The northern section of the trail loops around on a terrific hike, make sure to visit the Crabgrass Cemetery. There is a nice mix of scenery on this hike, canopied forest, swampy creek crossings on raised board bridges, and pinewood flats. Directions and path: From the parking … Continue reading Bull Creek Cemetery Trail

PELICAN ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

JOE MICHAEL MEMORIAL TRAIL – 3 miles BIRD’S IMPOUNDMENT TRAIL – 2.7 miles Bird Sanctuary: Designated as a bird sanctuary by Teddy Roosevelt in March 1903, Pelican Island became the first National Wildlife Refuge in the United States. Pelican Island NWR is located within the Indian River Lagoon, the most biologically diverse estuary in the … Continue reading PELICAN ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Hungryland Slough Boardwalk and FL Trail

Hungryland Slough Boardwalk and Trail: On the Hungryland Slough Boardwalk and Trail (1.2 miles) you can explore the normally inaccessible cypress swamp. The trailhead is about a mile after the main entrance, turn right at the Youth Camp, follow the road a short distance, and then turn left. The trail begins in slash pine flatwoods … Continue reading Hungryland Slough Boardwalk and FL Trail