Swallowtail butterfly Brooksville

Two Trails To Try For Happy Hiking

Explore an amazing variety of trails throughout Nature’s Place to Play! Here are two examples of hardwood hammock ecosystems that we recommend. Watch for wildlife and unique native plants along this pair of lush and pleasant trails, each about two miles long.

Florida is unique in that our climate provides blooms in both spring and fall. In fact, there is.

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Florida Hikes: Paths Crossed and Shared

About Sandra and John

Sandra Friend and John Keatley love natural Florida and each other. Hailing from different directions, the lifelong hikers, bikers, writers and photographers joined forces and together produce Florida Hikes! Believing “A day in the woods always beats a day in the office,” the pair have personally explored hundreds of miles of Florida trails capturing images and.

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Hiker in Weekiwachee Preserve

This Land Is All Your Land

Visit the great outdoors as an alternative to Florida’s theme parks, beaches and cities.

Here in Nature’s Place to Play, a vibrant array of spaces await your discovery. Step outdoors and into landscapes you’ll want to explore again and again.

Excluded from commercial development, public lands are for human recreation and often nature’s protection. From habitats for sensitive species of flora and.

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Fishing Rods Sunset Hernando Beach

You Are The Star; The Outdoors Is Your Stage

Explore outdoors and celebrate the natural world throughout Florida’s Adventure Coast. Sample outdoor thrills on land and water.

Discover something new or revisit your personal favorites. With 107,000 acres of park and conservation lands, waterways and spectacular Gulf of Mexico coastline, Nature’s Place to Play delivers plenty of outdoors to explore.

The Forest

The World Wildlife Fund called the Withlacoochee State Forest.

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