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Myakka State Park: One of Florida’s Largest, Oldest & Most Scenic Parks

Myakka State Park, one of the largest and most gorgeous parks in Florida, is one of the best I have visited thus far in the state. Here you will find an expansive 29,000 acre nature oasis with endless opportunities for fun and recreation. Within the park, you will find numerous activities, including: hiking trails, biking […]

A St. Petersburg Oasis: Beautiful, Tropical Sunken Gardens

There are plenty of beautiful, unique places to explore in St. Petersburg, Florida. Sunken Gardens, a 100+ year old historical attraction, features an amazing collection of exotic plants and animals. Sunken Gardens is a beautiful place to visit when you need an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and hectic beach areas. […]

Brooker Creek Preserve: A Quiet, Natural Oasis in Tarpon Springs, Florida

This week, Mike and I decided to check out beautiful Brooker Creek Preserve in Tarpon Springs, Florida. We saw the sign while driving (on several occasions) and finally decided to take a detour for a relaxing nature walk. After visiting several other beautiful natural parks in Pinellas County (such as John Chestnut), we decided that […]

A Florida Gulf Coast Gem: James E. Preserve in New Port Richey

New Port Richey’s 80 acre preserve is home to over 140 different species of birds. The James E. Grey Preserve is a fantastic place for wildlife viewing. Deer, manatee, wild boar, and turtles are common. On our recent trip, we saw several turtles walking along the paths. These massive turtles, pictured below, are found throughout […]