Fossil Hunting in Peace River -Arcadia, FL

Upon first glance Peace River doesn’t seem like the kind of water you want to jump balls deep into. Murky with alligators…yikes. Here, though, it’s worth it. The alligators don’t give a hoot about you, and spending some time sifting through the gravel banks of the river yields some exciting rewards. We rented kayaks at…

Clam Pass – Naples, FL

This has easily become my new favorite gulf coast beach. It’s off of the main road but easily accessible and has features that make it different from many beach experiences.     Clam Pass is a county park, so it has its own parking lot with an $8 fee. I’d scoff at the price but…

Anne Kolb Nature Center – Hollywood Florida

Nature center, observation tower, kayak/paddleboard trail, several boardwalk trails, biking/hiking trails, boat ramp on the intracoastal, fishing pier, and a tour boat that takes you through the mangroves and West Lake. Pretty much all the classic Florida shit you desire.         As far as wildlife goes, I mostly see birds and crabs. The more…