Florida State Parks – Anastasia

The beach stretched out for miles in front of me. Pressed flight by a recent tide, the sand – covered in shells – was firm beneath my bare feet. The afternoon was warm after very chilly days, and the number of visitors swelled with the sunshine, laying in the sun, swimming across the waves, and…

Florida State Parks – Cedar Key Museum

It was morning on Cedar Key, and I stood in front of a tall green sign near the Cedar Key Historical Museum. Though I gazed at the sign in 2017, my mind was over one hundred years away, when the famous naturalist John Muir visited Cedar Key on his 1,000 mile walk to the Gulf…

Florida State Parks – Homosassa Springs

The native Florida fish species swirled around me, oblivious to my wide eyes inside Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park’s Underwater Observatory. Built down into the spring itself, the circular, subsurface room flowed blue, light streaming in from the giant windows. Read the rest on Firsthand Florida Fun!