• Terra Ceia Preserve State Park

    Experience a Real Florida day hike through a variety of undeveloped ecosystems, with plenty of wildlife viewing and solitude at Terra Ceia. Less than an hour from Tampa, the surprisingly wild Terra Ceia Preserve State Park features 9 miles of…

  • Step Back in Time at Dudley Farm Historic State Park

    This historic hidden gem just outside Gainesville, FL is an authentic working Florida farm that showcases what life was like on a 19th century farm. At Dudley Farm Historic State Park you can enjoy walking through nature or immerse yourself…

  • San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

    Enjoy the peace and quiet of one of Florida’s largest mature hardwood forests on the trails of San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park. The 7,360-acre preserve provides plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking and horseback riding. San Felasco Hammock Preserve State…

  • Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

    Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is a unique Florida state park just outside of Gainesville. The park encompasses over 21,000 acres of Florida wetlands and prairie, miles of hiking trails and a campground. Wildlife Viewing and Hiking One of the…

  • How to See Manatees in Florida

    Manatees are one of Florida’s most beloved animals, and many people visit Florida hoping to see manatees during their trip. These gentle giants spend most of their lives grazing and floating around Florida’s springs and rivers. If you’re looking to…

  • Guide to Weeki Wachee Springs

    One of the most iconic symbols of Old Florida tourism, Weeki Wachee Springs has been delighting guests with live mermaid shows, abundant wildlife and pristine crystal clear spring water since 1947. Located on Florida’s west coast, Weeki Wachee Springs is…

  • Alafia River State Park

    Alafia River State Park has some of the most radical elevation changes in the state of Florida. Phosphate mining in the area formed steep ridges and pits. Over time the reclaimed land became forested and the pits filled with water,…

  • Guide to Hillsborough River State Park

    Hillsborough River State Park is just a few minutes outside of Tampa and offers a unique feature: the only Class II rapids in the state. The park has over seven miles of trails through oak hammocks and pine flatwoods, most…

  • Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

    Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in central Florida is a unique state park full of native Florida animals. You’ll see alligators, otters, black bears, flamingos and more. The park is one of the best places in the state…