This engineered wetland in Ocala, Florida is a local favorite for its scenic walking trails and educational displays. It’s also a hotspot for birders.
Florida Day Trips
This free park in Flagler County lets you live like exiled royalty.
The live nativity at Good Shepherd is one of central Florida’s favorite ways to celebrate Christmas. The living pageant, held the weekend before Christmas in Ocala, includes both a walk-thru and a drive-thru experience.
The whisper of the wind in the long-leaf pines gives this forest in Ocklawaha the perfect atmosphere for contemplation. Part of the Ocklawaha Prairie Restoration south of Ocala, this 314-acre forest was dedicated a decade after the Chernobyl disaster to honor the victims and survivors of the 1986 disaster half a world away. The hike […]
Florida is the flattest state in the nation, with its highest point only 345 feet above sea level. But it does have it’s own mountain range (sort of), and even a handful of waterfalls and whitewater rapids. Here are some of our favorites: 1. Falling Waters State Park Florida’s premier waterfall is a natural wonder. […]
In the mood for the finest Florida Kitsch? Then it’s time to pay a visit to the Shell Factory. The Shell Factory & Nature Park, which bills itself as the largest shell shop in the world, is a vast roadside menagerie of shells, shellacked gator heads and tacky gifts. But wait, there’s more! The Shell […]