Category Archives: Hiking

Hiking trails along the Florida panhandle.

Explore Florida’s St. George Island on Apalachicola Bay

  In late October I visited Dr. Julian G Bruce St George Island State Park (talk about a mouthful!) along the Forgotten Coast located in the lower panhandle of Florida. This important barrier island provides protection for the Apalachicola Bay … Continue reading

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A Hike to Cherokee Sink near Wakulla Springs

  I learned of Cherokee Sink Hiking Trail while preparing for a return visit to Wakulla Springs south of Tallahassee. My morning plans consisted of a river boat ride on the Wakulla River followed by a couple of hours of … Continue reading

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Hiking for the Beginner

One would think that there wouldn’t be a need for a how-to-hike article, but surprisingly there is. Every day a would-be hiker sets off onto the trail woefully unprepared. A handful of those would-be adventurers encounter trouble and wind up … Continue reading

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Hiking Safely in the High Humidity of Florida

  For those unfamiliar with Florida, the climate is considered temperate, ranging from sub-tropical to tropical. Of Florida’s four geographical regions, the largest portion is equatorial rainforest with the defined rainy season stretching from June through September. Being situated between … Continue reading

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Hiking on the Sweetwater Trail in Blackwater River State Forest

    Blackwater River State Forest has a number of hiking trails scattered amongst its almost 3 million acres of longleaf pine and wiregrass habitat, but perhaps the most scenic of the trails is the Sweetwater Trail located at Krul … Continue reading

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