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 […]
Ernest Hemingway ended up in Key West like many others — by accident. He came for a day and ended up staying for a decade. That was close to a century ago, and the town has yet to recover from his presence.
A notorious, Reformation-era massacre still haunts Rattlesnake Island on Florida’s Atlantic Coast, just south of St. Augustine. Visitors today can experience a hint of those dangerous days at Fort Matanzas, built by the Spanish in 1742 to protect the back door to Florida’s oldest city.
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.
If you were to stumble upon a chest of buried treasure, Florida’s Talbot Islands would be the perfect setting. Far away from the crowds, you could sit in the dunes under the shade of a scrubby sabel palm and savor your discovery without distraction.