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…

Safari Edventure – Homestead, FL

This is the kind of zoo alternative that I support. Safari Edventure is a non-profit organization run by volunteers who passionately care about the rescued, rehabilitated, and re-homed animals that live there. They house arctic wolves, a kangaroo, a wallaby, coatimundi, pigs, lemurs, donkeys, reptiles, foxes, porcupine, and all kinds of other critters. No animals were…

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse – Jupiter, FL

I never gave lighthouses a second thought until I moved to Florida, but now I can’t escape the thrill of a fresnel lens.  Florida has a bunch of lighthouses, a handful of which you can climb. Each one has a unique look and story about the cultural and natural history of the area, the…