Kayaking in Rookery Bay, Naples, FL

I came across Up a Creek Kayak tours by googling “sunset paddling in south Florida.” This was a great find and a beautiful kayak tour. We did the full moon paddle in November, and the weather was perfect. We met at a small put-out that is part of the water trail system and kayaked for…

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…

Green Cay Nature Center, FL

July 2014 Green Cay in Boynton Beach, FL is one of these wetland preserves with a boardwalk trail that you find around South Florida. This one is pretty big and has a few boardwalk loops for meandering. I didn’t see any gators but saw tons of birds and turts. I recommend going to these places…

Matheson Hammock Park, FL

Matheson Hammock is a Miami-Dade County park south of Coral Gables. This is another one of those parks that I found by looking on a map and driving to see what the green blob was. There is a $5/car fee, then once you drive in you can go toward the marina or follow the road…