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Nine Best State Parks for Paddling
From meandering rivers to thick cypress swamps to crystal-clear spring runs, Florida has no shortage of beautiful waterways just waiting to be explored. November is Florida Paddlesports Month, which encourages locals and visitors alike to take to the water on kayaks, canoes and paddleboards.
'Opt Outside' this Thanksgiving
While eating turkey and watching football are among the more popular Thanksgiving Day traditions, many people every year choose to “opt outdoors” around the holidays. Open on Thanksgiving, Florida State Parks are great places to spend the day outdoors with family, friends or in your own company.
Seven Great Parks for Wildflowers
As the leaves change color in fall, there’s a different explosion of color happening at Florida State Parks: the latest wildflower bloom! Each fall, wildflowers grace many of our state parks with their signature bright colors and sweet scents. Here are seven of the best parks in the state where you should stop and smell the flowers.
A State Park in Your Backyard? Florida-Friendly Landscaping
The Florida Park Service is dedicated to keeping park habitats healthy and biodiverse. We can apply what we know about the environment to use Florida-Friendly Landscaping at homes and businesses, kind of like a low-maintenance, mini-state park in your backyard!
Why Don't Snakes Have Legs?
July 16 is World Snake Day, and Florida is a great place to celebrate. Why would anyone celebrate snakes? Often thought to be ominous, snakes have an important role in the ecosystem and are usually not dangerous to people. We talked to two Florida Park Service snake experts to learn more.
Florida Park Service Teams Help Fight Panhandle Wildfire
During the spring and summer months, news reports of wildland fires raging somewhere in the nation are common. Sometimes, state park staff are called upon by the Florida Forest Service to fight fire both within and outside of state parks.