Florida State Parks – Tomoka

I love hearing unexpected responses to my questions about Florida State Parks. During my visit, I spoke with Scott, the owner of the Tomoka Outpost inside Tomoka State Park. He sat in an Adirondack chair facing the river, looking out over the Outpost’s kayak and canoe rental launch below us. Read the rest on Firsthand…

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…