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Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

On our last trip in April, we were determined to finally take a long promised trip to see the Manatees in their natural environment, so we did some research and decided to visit a recommended area, Crystal Springs and The Homosassa Springs area in We...
Viewed 2542 times since 23 March 2012.

One day out at Louisa State Park

For the nature lovers, Lake Louisa State Park is a Must Do. Located on US Highway 27 just a few miles North of the West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway (also known as 192) or a short drive from Orlando, this park is highly noted for its bea...
Viewed 2746 times since 24 February 2012.

Wekiwa State Park - Florida at its Best

Decided to do something different than just the Disney World and other theme parks so thought we would visit one of Florida’s State Parks. We had heard so much about a local park called Wekiwa we decided to take a look for ourselves. We drove to Weki...
Viewed 2727 times since 16 May 2011.

Wakulla Springs State Park

This State Park -also known as Edward Ball State Park -after the financier Edward Ball like most State Parks is open year-round. Edward Ball built the lodge at Wakulla that now serves as a hotel for anyone wishing to stay and enjoy the nat...
Viewed 2836 times since 4 February 2011.

Visiting Myakka.

Myakka State Park is situated in Sarasota on the S. R. 72. This park covers 58 square miles of natural prairie and encompasses The Myakka River. This area was once occupied by the Seminole Indians and it was they who named the river Myakk...
Viewed 2553 times since 29 January 2011.

A day out at Wekiwa.

Wekiva Springs State Park is situated in Apopka (exit 94 off the Interstate 4) in Seminole. This park is plum in the middle of the head waters of the Wekiva River and has been variously occupied by the Timucan Indians, the tourist industr...
Viewed 3389 times since 29 January 2011.

Flying to Florida with US Airways Part 5

We are halfway across the Atlantic, on a US Airways flight from Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale via Charlotte Douglas International Airport. September 3rd, 2010 Film over I look out of the window. The sun is shining and far below I can see...
Viewed 2304 times since 25 October 2010.

Fort De Soto State Park

Florida has over 600 State Parks and miles and miles of beautiful beaches and Fort De Soto State Park combines these two outstanding natural attractions in one spot. For the second time since 2005 the Pinellas County beach has been named as t...
Viewed 3237 times since 16 October 2010.

Dry Tortugas National Park

We had read that a trip to Dry Tortugas National Park was one of the top ten things to do when visiting the Florida Keys. It certainly hadn’t been on our itinerary but as we had a day to spare in Key West it seemed too good an opportunity to miss. Viewed 2883 times since 16 October 2010.

Dry Tortugas National Park – What’s on Offer

Bearing in mind it is remotely situated some seventy miles from Key West in the Gulf of Mexico and is only accessible by cruise ship it is not surprising that a trip to Dry Tortugas National Park can be considered to be quite an adventure. Th...
Viewed 2723 times since 16 October 2010.

Bulow Creek State Park and Historic Plantation House.

Florida’s State Parks cover a massive 700, 000 acres, approximately the size of England’s Peak National Park plus Exmoor and Dartmoor. As there are over 160 state parks to visit in Florida, each with its own special charm and beauty, it would take th...
Viewed 2916 times since 19 September 2010.

Blue Spring State Park

For a great day out away from the hustle and bustle of the Theme Parks why not visit Blue Spring State Park in Seminole county. The park lies to the north east of Orlando, an hours drive from the main attractions. Blue Spring State Park covers more t...
Viewed 3648 times since 9 May 2010.

Tomoko State Park

Tomoko State Park is located 3 miles north of Ormond Beach in Volusia County. As in most cases, this area was once occupied by Native Americans who would have been drwan to the area for its rich fishing opportunities. Later, in the seventeen hundreds...
Viewed 3450 times since 11 August 2009.

Topsail State Preserve

Topsail Hill State Preserve is situated on Santa Rosa Beach which is 10 miles east of Destin. This is an the romantically named Scenic Highway. There are over 1600 acres to enjoy at this State Park and it is named after the highest dune If yo...
Viewed 2579 times since 11 August 2009.

Washington Oaks...A History

Washington Oaks State Park is situated in Palm Coast in North Ocean Shore Road. You will not be amazed to hear that this site was once occupied by the Native American. In fact their midden forms a hill at the park today. Middens (or mounds) w...
Viewed 3072 times since 15 March 2009.

Central Florida’s State Parks

Despite Florida having over 160 State Parks they are not nearly as well known, to the average traveller, as the National Parks such as the Everglades or the ever-popular theme parks of Orlando. However the Florida State Parks cover approximately 700,...
Viewed 3579 times since 28 February 2009.

Werner Boyce Salt Springs

Werner Boyce Salt Springs State Park is in Port Richey, west Pascoe County on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Werner Boyce covers something over 3, 400 acres (some under water) and some sea front (about 4 miles) Only 600 acres are upland, the rest...
Viewed 3042 times since 22 February 2009.

Yellow Bluff

Yellow Bluff Historic State Park is situated in North Jacksonville. This park is quite small and encompasses only one point three acres on the north side of St John River. The terrain varies from flat to gently rolling and is all sand. Yellow...
Viewed 2951 times since 22 February 2009.

Windley Key Fossil Reef: A history

Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park is situated quite close to Islamorada at m. m. 85. 5 on Windley Key. The rubbish tips known as middens reveal that this area was occupied by various Native American groups in times gone by. Viewed 3157 times since 7 February 2009.

YULEE SUGAR MILLS

Yulee Sugar Mills Ruins State Park is situated on Tiger Tail Island on Crystal River about 3 miles west of the City of Homossassas. This mill was once owned by David Levy Yulee and covered over 5000 acres. The plantation grew various kinds of...
Viewed 2891 times since 6 February 2009.

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