Florida’s biggest and bloodiest Civil War battle is remembered each President’s Day weekend by thousands of reenactors who come to Osceola National Forest to recreate the Battle of Olustee. The overconfident Union troops suffered a major defeat in the open forest east of Lake City, dashing any hope of returning Florida to the Union before […]
It’s not quite big enough to be a ghost town. But the pioneer homestead at Pat’s Island echoes with voices from the past. Here in the late 1800s Reuben and Sara Long, together with 11 children, migrated from North Carolina and eventually floated up the St. Johns River on a raft to Silver Glen Springs. […]
Looking for out-of-the-ordinary lodging in Deltona or Deland? Whether you’re biking the Spring-to-Spring Trail, checking out the manatees at Blue Spring State Park or enjoying the natural beauty of Hontoon Island, these are five local hotels, inns and Bed & Breakfast spots you won’t find anywhere else: Riviera Resort & Marina Planning a fishing trip […]
Yes, it’s really a thing! The Green Mountain Scenic Byway is a 45-mile drive that includes a taste of Florida history, scenic rolling hills and pastoral landscapes. This Sunday Drive is a relaxing way to enjoy Florida’s out-of-the way “mountain towns.”
The tallest mountain in Florida would barely count as molehill in many other states. But Sugarloaf Mountain offers a rare, scenic view of the surrounding landscape. On a cool morning with fog in in valleys, you might forget for a moment that you’re in Florida!
Sinkholes in Florida are notorious for suddenly swallowing cars and houses. But these geological oddities are also a natural and sometimes spectacular part of the landscape. These five hikes from around the state are all great ways to safely enjoy Florida’s sinkholes.