Biking the Cady Way Trail

I rode the Cady Way Trail from Goldenrod Park, near its connection with the Cross Seminole Trail, to its southwestern end near Fashion Square Mall. From the park to the bridge across Semoran Blvd. (S.R. 436) there are industrial/commercial operations on both sides. Scenic it is not. Once across Semoran Blvd. the trail runs between neighborhoods with […]

Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park

Hiking Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park

More than a mouthful, Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park  was snatched from the jaws of development. This land was already under construction, slated to become a sprawling complex of houses, condos, and hotels known as Port Bougainville. Some structures had already been built, including boat slips carved into the limestone walls of an […]

Exploring Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park

Countless fossils dating back nearly 125,000 years are the focal point of Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park. Here you are actually walking inside a fossilized coral reef. This is made possible by 3 large former quarries. Every surface is covered with ancient history. Probably millions of square feet in all. A rock quarry in […]

Windley Key Fossil Reef State Park

Little Econ Greenway

Biking the Little Econ Greenway

One of Orlando’s most popular paved trails, the Little Econ Greenway offers many scenic views along its namesake river. Like most people, I started my ride from Blanchard Park, the trail’s centerpiece. Here you can enjoy extensive facilities, including a YMCA (with a swimming pool), tennis courts, playgrounds, soccer fields, basketball courts, hiking trails, pavilions, […]

Hiking Wekiwa’s White Loop

Most people don’t venture beyond the spring pool at Wekiwa Springs State Park, except to paddle the Wekiva River. Yet this park offers extensive trail systems for hiking, biking and horseback riding that showcase this diverse and important watershed. The longest trail in the park is the White hiking trail loop, where I logged about […]

Rock Springs Run