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Hillsborough River State Park: A Bit of Florida Wilderness Just Outside of Tampa

Hillsborough River State Park is one of Florida’s oldest parks with an opening date back in 1938. Over 7 miles of hiking trails and a 2 mile walking/biking loop around the park allow you to lose yourself in this beautiful wilderness setting. The trails feel so remote (for Florida) that you will forget you are […]

A Quiet, Scenic Ride around Florida’s Flatwoods Park

Flatwoods Park, located in Hillsborough County, is a little nature oasis amidst the Tampa Bay area congestion. When you are at Flatwoods, you feel like you are out in the wilderness. The park is very quiet with a very natural wilderness vibe. Beautiful native pine flatwood forests and swamp views comprise most of the park. […]

Lettuce Lake Park: Walking Amongst Florida Swamps

The Tampa Bay area is home to a handful of beautiful parks. One of the best is Lettuce Lake, located near the University of South Florida, in north Tampa. This gorgeous park enables visitors to take a walk along a 3500 foot shaded boardwalk across hardwood swamp forests. The scenery is spectacular, especially the beautiful […]