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  • Pictures: 7 nearby trails you haven't hiked

    Pictures: 7 nearby trails you haven't hiked
    We hear a lot about Central Florida's paved bike trails but less about the even more abundant unpaved hiking trails. Here are seven gems all within an hour's drive of downtown Orlando: Florida Trail, Flagler Trail, Shingle Creek Trail, Wekiva River Buffer...
  • Paddle Florida's other National Wild and Scenic River

    It's well-known that our very own Wekiva River is designated a National Wild and Scenic River, great for kayaking and canoeing. Just one other Florida river has such a designation: the Loxahatchee River, two hours south of Orlando. It's a river dark...
  • Florida Springs Guide: Rock Springs Run at Kelly Park and State Reserve

    Florida Springs Guide: Rock Springs Run at Kelly Park and State Reserve
    Note: Kelly Park is not to be confused with Rock Springs Run State Reserve, which is off limits to swimmers. For information on that state park, see below. Rock Springs Run at Kelly Park 400 East Kelly Park Road Apopka, FL 32712 (407) 889-4179 This...
  • Florida Springs Guide: Wekiwa Springs State Park

    Florida Springs Guide: Wekiwa Springs State Park
    Wekiwa Springs State Park 1800 Wekiwa Circle Apopka, Florida 32712 Phone: 407-884-2009 Located at the headwaters of the Wekiva River, the beautiful vistas within this park offer a glimpse of what Central Florida looked like when Timucuan Indians...
  • 2013 Epcot Food & Wine Fest

    2013 Epcot Food & Wine Fest
  • Seminole Wekiva Trail is a good choice on a hot day

    Seminole Wekiva Trail is a good choice on a hot day
    The Seminole Wekiva Trail, a 14-mile urban, multi-use trail, runs on the former Orange Belt railway line. The trail runs from Markham Road near SR46 on the north end, to SR436 and Laurel Road on the south end. The north end includes a section of off-road...
  • Fete outdoors: Orlando's bar patios

    Fete outdoors: Orlando's bar patios
    Spring weather. Beautiful sunsets. What's missing? If you answered "hiking boots and a compass," we clearly don't run in the same circles. In fact, I prefer not to run at all — especially when there are watering holes with an outdoor patio to kick...
  • Florida rivers getting sicker, Sentinel investigation finds

    Florida rivers getting sicker, Sentinel investigation finds
    Florida's rivers are in trouble. That's what the Orlando Sentinel found after a yearlong evaluation of some of the state's biggest and smallest, most urban and remote, cleanest and dirtiest, protected and abused rivers. Of the 22 rivers studied,...
  • Hidden 'Critter Cam' reveals backyard bear behavior

    Hidden 'Critter Cam' reveals backyard bear behavior
    A routine check of my wildlife camera, which is located in our Seminole County backyard not too far from Wekiva River Basin, reveals some interesting bear behavior. The carefully hidden remote weather-proof Bushnell HD Trail video camera has a motion-...
  • Team RWB, Paddleboard Orlando offer help to military veterans

    Team RWB, Paddleboard Orlando offer help to military veterans
    After a decade of war, many veterans coming home are finding difficulty integrating back into society, where civilians move at a different pace, react to situations differently and respond with a different level of urgency.  Many veterans miss the...
  • $37M targeted for helping Florida's springs

    $37M targeted for helping Florida's springs
    Standing less than 2 miles from an algae-plagued Wekiwa Springs, Gov. Rick Scott and Florida's top environmental officials gushed praise Wednesday for $37 million in public money set aside to jump-start restoration work at some of the state's best-known...