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Eco Trips Florida: The Best Nature Excursions

Eco Tours - Discover Florida's Forests, Wildlife, Parks, Trails, Springs and Natural Beauty

 

National Forests in Florida The Forest Enviroment

There are three National Forests - the Apalachicola, Osceola and the Ocala. Combined, National Forest lands cover more than 1.2 million acres in North and Central Florida. The National Forests in the State also manage the 1,400-mile National Scenic Trail, one of eleven National Scenic Trails in the United States

Eco-Trips Florida

Florida Eco Tours

 

National Wildlife Refuges in Florida Fish and Wildlife Service | Southeast Region

Our mission is, working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and
plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people

Eco-Trips Florida
 

 

Florida State Parks Welcome to The State Parks

Florida State Parks is celebrating its 75th Anniversary throughout 2010. In February, the Park Service patch was flown aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor to the International Space Station, traveling 5.7 million miles in 217 orbits of the Earth. Celebrate with us every day throughout 2010 in each of our state parks.

 

Welcome to Florida State Parks 

Florida Eco Tours

Florida State Forests State Forests HOME: Division of Forestry

The Division of Forestry has guided the operation of state forests for nearly 75 years. It is their primary mission, while managing these lands, to protect and maintain the biological diversity of the many ecosystems found in and around the state forests while integrating public use of the resources.

Florida State Forests

1. Belmore 13. Indian Lake 25. Point Washington
2. Big Shoals 14. Jennings 26. Ralph E. Simmons
3. Blackwater River 15. John M. Bethea 27. Ross Prairie
4. Carl Duval Moore 16. Lake George 28. Seminole
5. Cary 17. Lake Talquin 29. Tate's Hell
6. Charles H. Bronson 18. Lake Wales Ridge 30. Tiger Bay
7. Cottage Hill 19. Little-Big Econ 31. Twin Rivers
8. Deep Creek 20. Matanzas 32. Wakulla
9. Etoniah Creek 21. Myakka 33. Watson Island
10. Four Creeks 22. Okaloacoochee Slough 34. Welaka
11. Goethe 23. Picayune Strand 35. Withlacoochee
12. Holopaw 24. Pine Log

 

Nature-based recreation on lands managed by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission FWC - Recreation Activities

In Florida, residents and visitors have a multitude of choices for outdoor recreation.  Fish for marlin or trophy largemouth bass.  Hunt for Osceola turkey or white-tailed deer.  Paddle a kayak down a secluded stream or head for the open water in your motorboat.  Train your binoculars on any of the 500+ species of birds that live in or migrate through the State.

 

Florida Greenways and Trails Guide Greenways and Trails Guide

Home to popular destinations such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and the Kennedy Space Center, this region is also a favorite of trail enthusiasts because of its many diverse greenways and trails experiences.

Florida Eco Tours Greenways & Trails

Cady Way Trail 
 
Walking Hiking Biking Inline Skating Wheelchair
Cross Seminole Trail
 
 
Walking Hiking Biking Inline Skating Equesterian Wheelchair
Econlockhatchee River Canoe Trail Paddling
General James A Van Fleet State Trail 
  
Hiking Walking Biking Mountain Biking Inline Skating Equestrian Wheelchair
Hontoon Island State Park Trails 
  
Mountain Biking Hiking
Lake Minneola Scenic Trail/Clermont Trail 
  
Walking Hiking Biking Mountain Biking Inline Skating Wheelchair
Ocala National Forest - The Florida Trail 
 
Hiking
Rinehart Road/Crossings Trail 
  
Biking Hiking Inline Skating Wheelchair
Spruce Creek Canoe Trail Paddling
Tomoka River Canoe Trail Paddling
Wekiva River Canoe Trail  Paddling
West Orange Trail 
  
Walking Hiking Biking Mountain Biking Inline Skating Equestrian Wheelchair
Withlacoochee River (South) Canoe Trail Paddling

 

Florida Trail Association Take a walk in the woods! With trailheads along and near major highways throughout the State. 

Incorporated in 1964, the Trail Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization that builds, maintains, protects, and promotes the 1,400 mile Florida Trail, one of only eight National Scenic Trails in the United States, in partnership with the USDA Forest Service.

 

Great Florida Birding Trail Great Birding Trail Home Page

The Great Florida Birding Trail (GFBT) is a program of the FWC. At its core is a network of 489 sites throughout the State selected for their excellent birdwatching or bird education opportunities. This 2000-mile, self-guided highway trail is designed to conserve and enhance bird habitat by promoting birdwatching activities, conservation education and economic opportunity.

Everglades Trail

Follow the Everglades Trail to explore the natural wonders of this international treasure. This subtropical region is a remarkable ecosystem with unique plants and wildlife - more than 4 million acres of public lands vital not only for nature but for the water supply for South Florida.

Everglades Trail

  1 Shingle Creek
  2 Disney Wilderness Preserve
  3 Lake Kissimmee State Park
  4 Prairie Lake Unit, Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area
  5 Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
  6 Hickory Hammock Management Area
  7 Okee-Tantie Recreation Area (LOST)
  8 Port Mayaca Lock
  9 DuPuis Reserve
  10 A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
  11 Everglades Wildlife Management Area
  12 Biscayne National Park
  13 Everglades National Park COE Visitor Center
  14 Shark River Valley Loop Road
  15 Big Cypress National Preserve
  16 Everglades National Park Western Entrance 
  17 Fakahatchee Strand State Park
  18 Collier Seminole State Park
  19 Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
  20 Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge


Visiting the Everglades

Take a stroll through the Everglades and experience its many wonders. Watch sawgrass swaying in the breeze as lazy crocodiles rest in the sun and turtles sunbathe on lillie pads. Look into the endless blue canopy above and watch as flocks of graceful birds fly towards the horizon. Listen as the sounds of the Everglades come alive to your ears. Hear the frogs sing and crickets chirp. Let your senses roam free, like the slow moving sheet of water that flows languidly over everything in its path.

Florida's Springs

Rising up from deep within the aquifer, cool clear water flows from hundreds of springs that dot the landscape. Learn about threats to their future and how to protect nature's gems.

Florida Panther Net

The Florida panther is an umbrella species. It ranges throughout nearly 1 million hectares in southwest Florida, encompassing a number of distinct natural communities. Protection of the panther protects hundreds of other species of plants and animals that share its range.