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. […]
Florida Day Trips
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.”
Next time you hear someone say “These shoes are torturing me!” send them to visit the Medieval Torture Museum. I’m not kidding. Saint Augustine’s newest museum is a look at a not-so-pretty past when there was no law against cruel and unusual punishment. Most museums containing antique items are filled with signs saying “Do Not […]
WEST VOLUSIA COUNTY, FL — From spandex-clad roadies to cycling neophytes, you’ll see all sorts of people on West Volusia’s multi-purpose Spring-to-Spring Trail. Cyclists, runners, skaters, hikers, and dog-walkers all make use of the trail system. Designed to encompass a 26-mile network of trails with limited exposure to vehicular traffic, the Spring-to-Spring Trail runs through DeBary, […]
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.