The typical picture of “buffalo” roaming the great North American plains understates just how far the bison ranged in their heyday. In the 18th century they could be found as far afield as Alaska, New York . . . and, yes, even Florida. So when the Florida park service in 1975 reintroduced a small herd […]
Florida State Parks
The monkeys at Silver Springs State Park are no longer a planned part of the show. They’ve been roaming wild since the 1930s. The monkeys have attracted tourists — and controversy — for years.
Stephen Foster State Park is transformed into a brilliant winter wonderland during the annual Festival of Lights.
A notorious, massacre haunts Rattlesnake Island on Florida’s Atlantic Coast, just south of St. Augustine. A hint of those dangerous days lingers at Fort Matanzas, which was built protect the back door to Florida’s oldest city.
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.