RAINBOW RIVER STATE PARK, FL — They say that any dead fish can float downstream. But so what? If we discovered a live fish that managed to float downstream of its own volition, choosing the simple pleasure of idleness on a sunny afternoon above the sisyphean drudgery of fighting the ceaseless current, we’d applaud that […]
Florida Day Trips
Take a dip in the cool, clear water of Alexander Springs, or kayak down the wild and scenic spring run, and you’ll get a taste of why this swimming hole has been popular for at least 10,000 years. The ancient Timucuan Indians enjoyed the springs for the same reason people go today: “It was a […]
SILVER GLEN SPRINGS STATE PARK, FL — If you can manage to visit on a quiet day — and it is possible, but not on busy weekends or holidays — there are few better places to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of Ocala National Forest than Silver Glen Springs. “People tend to think there isn’t much […]
OZELLO, FL — Sometimes, if the journey is pleasant enough, it’s nice to go no place in particular. And while the fishing village of Ozello is certainly someplace in general, the road to Ozello is well worth investigating for its own sake. Today the community of 600 residents is surrounded by St. Martins’ Nature Reserve, […]
Love shelling? These are the Top 7 beaches in Florida for shell collectors, according to a man who researched shells at Harvard for 50 years.
“We feel compelled to warn our readers about this crank in Apalachicola who thinks he can make ice as good as the Lord Almighty.” –New York Globe APALACHICOLA, FL — You may not know the name John Gorrie, but summer in Florida would be unbearable except for the product of his imagination. Every time you […]