Exploring Parks and Nature Trails in Florida

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Florida is one of the most beautiful places within our country, making it one of the best areas for exploring any of its many pristine state and local parks, as well as nature trails. There are over 175 nature reserves, recreational areas and historic sites throughout the state of Florida…too many to name, but here are a few you would most definitely enjoy…

The Nature Coast State Trail is 32 miles packed full of flourishing flora and fauna and amazing sites to see. Its trails – which are available to hikers, cyclists and horseback riders – take visitors through several sleepy Northern Florida towns. Don’t miss its historic train trestle bridge that rests above the Suwanee River!

Tomoka State Park in Ormond Beach, where Native American’s once called home and lived off its fish filled lagoons, is a bird watcher’s paradise with over 160 species of birds during spring and fall migrations. Stroll the half mile nature trail through a long ago indigo field previously possessed by an 18th Century British landowner, rent a canoe or plan an overnight camping trip!

Then there is Pinellas Trail that stretches clear from Tarpon Springs in the north to St. Petersburg in the south, and passes through Palm Harbor Clearwater and more! This trail is popular with inline skaters, walkers and joggers.

So park it in one of this state’s gorgeous parks or blaze a trail through one of its lush, meandering nature trails. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget!