A Day at Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park

The award-winning Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park is one of the most popular zoos in the Southeastern United States and is Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Encompassing over 56 acres, Zoo Tampa emphasizes endangered, threatened, and vulnerable species from climates similar to that of the […]

Flat Island Preserve in Leesburg

Located in southwest Leesburg, Flat Island Preserve is a 2,300-acre conservation area that protects two beautiful wooded islands, Flat Island and Magnolia Island, and the wetlands surrounding them. The Daubenmire Trail, a 3.7-mile network of loops named after Dr. Rexford Daubenmire, a botany professor, takes hikers through lush […]

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

Once an area known for its numerous muck farms, the Lake Apopka North Shore has been restored to beautiful and scenic land that is now known for its numerous opportunities to view wildlife. In 1941, the 20,000 acres that make up Lake Apopka’s north shore were separated from […]

Fanning Springs State Park

John and I spent some time checking out Fanning Springs State Park in Fanning Springs, Florida. Fanning Spring produces 65 million gallons of water daily, making it a second-magnitude spring, and the water is a cool 72 degrees year-round. John and I enjoyed the scenic boardwalk path through […]

Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Located in Fort White, Florida, Ichetucknee Springs State Park is the perfect outing for anyone looking for a day of outdoor adventure. Whether you are looking for a day of leisurely hiking, wildlife viewing, swimming in a cool spring, a family picnic, a vigorous paddle on the river, […]