Ragged Point – Big Sur, CA 

Ragged Point is located at the south end of the Big Sur area. This trail is so, so tight. A truly unexpected gem. The area is a tourist stop, but most tourists just look at the views without taking the steep trip down to the cove below.  On Highway 1 there are signs for…

Briggs Boardwalk – Naples, FL

This is a 1/2 mile boardwalk trail in the Rookery Bay Estuary area. Is it something I’d drive specifically to Naples for? Nah. But it’s a nice walk if you’re in the area. There’s a nature center too but I’ve never been there while it was open. Take Collier Blvd south from Naples, turn right…

Fox Observatory – Sunrise, FL

Fox Observatory is located within Markham Park. This place is primarily known for its bike trails, target range, and campground. I’ve only been there at night to stargaze, however, so I can’t speak to the other amenities. All I know is that the observatory provides people like me with no space-viewing tools or planet-locating knowledge…

Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL

Wakodahatchee Wetlands is not the largest of these wetland preserves, but this is where I’ve seen the most wildlife. Waka (as we call it) is located on Jog Rd in Delray Beach, FL, a mere 7ish minutes from Green Cay Wetlands. There is a almost-a-mile long boardwalk trail that loops around the ponds, marshes, and…