Top Ten Hikes of 2018 Part 2

| December 17, 2018

Top Ten Hikes of 2018 Part 2

Part the second of my annual Best of list! #5—Bafflin Sanctuary My intrepid and amazing friends Bob and Mel, who were the adventurers who joined me on the Warner Trail, live pretty far away (to a Rhode Islander’s way of thinking) in central Connecticut, so I decided for once to come to their neck of […]

Cape San Blas Bike Path & Salinas Park

| March 1, 2018

Cape San Blas Bike Path & Salinas Park

3.37 miles; Cape San Blas, FL This was a nice walk with ZERO added rattlesnakes. It was actually hot in the bright sun today, and a great day for a walk. And the view from the pier in Salinas Park was a real treat. The bike path is a bike path. I don’t think there’s […]

Trail of Lakes, Sort of

| February 27, 2018

Trail of Lakes, Sort of

8.61 miles; Bristol, FL You know that post where I had an encounter with a snake earlier? Well, consider that hike a dress rehearsal for this hike, only 100% less life-threatening. But first, the hike… This 9 mile hike incorporates another section of the Florida Trail, a federally-designated National Scenic Trail. Like the last section […]

The Celery Fields

| February 23, 2018

The Celery Fields

1.21 miles; Sarasota, FL As part of my roadtrip to visit friends in other parts of Florida I made a visit to a lovely Audubon property called The Celery Fields. Which it was, once, apparently. Now it consists of several small lakes, canals, swamps, viewing boardwalks, and marshes, and a very cool hill. Yes, a […]

Goethe State Forest

| February 22, 2018

Goethe State Forest

5.64 miles; Dunnellon, FL Aside from a stand-off with a snake, this was a pretty unremarkable hike. There was that stand-off, however… I was on a road trip to visit some friends in other parts of Florida, and couldn’t resist finding a hike along the way, so I picked this large state forest in Dunnellon. […]

St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge

| February 19, 2018

St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge

6 miles; Franklin County, FL St. Vincent NWR is an entire 12-mile-long island off the coast of the Florida Panhandle. This was not the only hike I’ve ever needed a boat to get to (Block Island being the other), but this trip was a heck of a lot quicker. This National Wildlife Refuge is home […]

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