Washington Oaks offers a taste of Florida’s history at a lush oasis on Florida’s Nature Coast. The park is renowned for its 20-acre formal garden and its one-of-a-kind shoreline of coquina rock formations that line its Atlantic beach. Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Matanzas River, the property was once owned by a relative […]
Florida State Parks
This free park in Flagler County lets you live like exiled royalty.
Stephen Foster State Park is transformed into a brilliant winter wonderland during the annual Festival of Lights.
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 […]
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.
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.