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State Parks

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  • Go to state parks for free on Literacy Day

    The Lake County Library System's Adult Literacy Program and the Florida Park Service will celebrate International Literacy Day on Monday. Visitors can get free admission to any state park system including Lake Griffin State Park, 3089 U.S. Highway 27-441...
  • Nobody asked me, but 'stun' judge needs to really retire

    Nobody asked me, but 'stun' judge needs to really retire
    Nobody asked me, but… A judge who orders an electric shock to silence a criminal defendant who refuses to shut up during a court proceeding has relinquished his eligibility for retirement duty on the bench. This is alleged to have happened when...
  • Wild side of the Keys

    Wild side of the Keys
    A road trip gets up close to the native creatures — I had come in the daytime to see them. North of town, I walked the tropical hardwood hammock of the peaceful Watson Trail and circled a slough on the Mannillo Trail. A lazing alligator was my...
  • Fresh seafood is the specialty in Apalachicola

    Fresh seafood is the specialty in Apalachicola
    The ideal base camp for the Florida Panhandle is Apalachicola, 75 miles southwest of Tallahassee. It has long been famous for its oysters, and lately for its demeanor: a historic fisherman's haven with stylish inns and galleries but solid Old South roots....
  • Fort Lauderdale surfers feeling shut out

    Fort Lauderdale surfers feeling shut out
    — Surfers hoping to catch a wave off Fort Lauderdale beach first have to catch a break finding a place to park. State Road A1A construction has closed off all but a few on-street metered parking spaces in the popular surfing area between Sunrise...
  • West Virginia's West Fork Rail Trail follows streams through Allegheny Mountains

    West Virginia's West Fork Rail Trail follows streams through Allegheny Mountains
    The West Fork Rail Trail is one the sweetest rail trails in West Virginia. It runs 23 miles from Durbin in Pocahontas County north to Glady in Randolph County in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains. It follows two streams: the north-flowing West Fork of...
  • It's Hawk Mountain's namesake season

    It's Hawk Mountain's namesake season
    It started last week and will only get bigger as temperatures dip and the thermal currents unfold. No, we're not talking about the latest winter forecast for the region, which reminds us of the lovely snow-filled winter of 2013-14. We're talking the...
  • Cruising California's Pacific Coast Highway on a classic summer road trip

    Cruising California's Pacific Coast Highway on a classic summer road trip
    When four twentysomething women are silent in a car, you know something is up. Or down. Or in this case, both, in the form of hundred-foot rocky cliffs that dropped off sharply to our left, plummeting to meet the aquamarine Pacific Ocean, and the scrub-...
  • The Thrifty Traveler: Experience scenic savings in South Dakota's Black Hills

    The Thrifty Traveler: Experience scenic savings in South Dakota's Black Hills
    The Black Hills of South Dakota may be famous for being the home of Mount Rushmore, but those in the know make an annual trek for the rock climbing, wildlife, national park access and scenic driving options. In fact, it's particularly popular with the...
  • End your summer with a Labor Day picnic

    Labor Day weekend, summer's last official hurrah, is this weekend. If you don't already have plans, consider a picnic with family or friends. Hampton Roads offers plenty of beaches and parks where you can spread a blanket and enjoy the day. For a complete...
  • Abandoned Florida panther kitten gets new home in state park

    ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A rare Florida panther, found near death as a 1-pound newborn in January, bounded into its permanent new fenced home in a state park on Thursday, now a lively, nearly 50-pound kitten. "He's really a miracle cat," said Susan...