Scottsmoor Flatwoods Sanctuary

Another post on a blog mentioned “We were trying to follow the route of the Coast to Coast Connector, a bike path under development from Titusville to St. Peterburg, when we stumbled across a vast swath of public land that neither of us had heard about. Surprisingly, it’s right off US 1, but there are … Continue reading Scottsmoor Flatwoods Sanctuary

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

Panthertown Waterfall hike

I actually lost count! We did 7 or 8 waterfalls and made it home for dinner! Starting with Raven Rock, then Shower Falls, Mac’s, Pothole, Schoolhouse, Par and Glove falls in no order – you’ll have to discover them! Start with Raven Rock Falls: To get to Raven Rock Falls take 281 north from Hwy 64 a … Continue reading Panthertown Waterfall hike

Pink Beds Loop Hike

This 7 mile loop hike is all about water. You’ll see rare mountain bogs, including glimpses of some rare and endangered species of plants if you’re lucky. You’ll pass through a forest in transition, as beavers have dammed the South Fork Mills River to form their ponds, which are drowning out the trees. You’ll also … Continue reading Pink Beds Loop Hike

Hike to Smoky Mountains Plane Crash via Waterrock Knob

I heard there were a lot of plane crashes into the Smokey Mountains and I decided to find one and hike to it!Here’s the story; on November 24, 1983, a Cessna 414 was flying from West Chicago to the Jackson County Airport here in the NC mountains. It crashed a little before 6pm at about … Continue reading Hike to Smoky Mountains Plane Crash via Waterrock Knob