We warned Lori Hauswirth that I couldn’t handle a technical Trail, so she decided to do a short, simple loop to introduce me to the NTN Noquemanon Trail network, Marquette’s extensive mountain bike Trail network. She is the executive director of this route network that surrounds the city and offers more than 50 miles of […]

With the bikes loaded, we took the very wrong road to High Rock Bay. After about half a mile, Sandy felt the road would be too technical for her and she came back. I thought I could do it, ‘ I continued. It was a difficult three miles or so before I could see the […]

Call 185, or 8.2. Or better yet, the most picturesque state highway in Michigan. You may have heard: this is the dream of a cyclist. Mostly flat, great views, and just a mile from traffic jams. More importantly, there’s not a single car on M-185. Never was, never will be. Welcome to the time chain […]

When we were looking for bike paths in Virginia, Front Royal appeared on our radar. We knew this as a community of the Appalachian Trail because we stayed there during our 2020 hike, but we didn’t expect it to be a place to cycle. Who knew? We had found an approximate map Online, but we […]

Hiking the Florida Trail does not resemble any of the other National Scenic Trails in the United States, starting with the terrain. Yes, it is” flat ” compared to other states, but you will be surprised the botanical diversity and the hills and ridges will be more evident when you reach it. Our hiking season […]

Along its winding 266-mile route between the Okeefenokee swamp and the Gulf of Mexico, the Suwannee River is home to countless Springs, sandy beaches and tributaries that descend into the river as waterfalls. Florida’s first long-distance Paddle Trail, the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail, offers an amazing adventure from White Springs to paddle in the Gulf […]

I grew up along the lagoon of the Indian River and always took bioluminescence in the water for granted. As a young man, I sailed late at night. The trail of my boat shone through bioluminescence, a phenomenon I had never experienced before. What happened then is to make this veil that I will never […]

Gliding through the St. Johns in a kayak on a gray morning, it was hard to imagine that more than 250 years ago two strangers in this strange country called Florida did the same in this place. I was here with Sandy to participate in the first Bartram Adventure Tour. We stayed with Linda Crider, […]

Where a natural entrance was once bathed by the barrier island of Cocoa Beach, a cluster of islands was home to the first inhabitants of Florida. Now it is one of the most popular places to paddle along the Space Coast. It’s been years since I paddled the Thousand Islands, but my old friend Bobby, […]

With the aim of connecting the main sources along the River St.Johns in Volusia County, the Spring to Spring Trail continues to grow. Years ago, when other drivers alerted us on a continuous road between Gemini Springs and Green Springs, we made it our business to try it out. Shortly afterwards we discovered a much […]

The cross Seminole Trail is a backbone for access to parks and trails throughout the county and is anchored by two former rail rights that met in Oviedo. However, there is a gap between the two parts of the trail that radiate from Oviedo, and not a single starting point for both. That is why […]

After a tour along the Florida Keys on the Overseas Heritage Trail, there was something else to do: connect to the mainland. It was confusing that when US 1 was extended between Key Largo and Florida City over the past decade, no accommodation was made to operate a bike path for the Greenway along the […]

Combining the rugged terrain and beauty in one package, it’s no wonder the Suwannee section of the Florida Trail is very popular with backpackers, especially in early spring when fragrant wild azaleas are in bloom. Experience challenging terrain as you climb in and out of valleys dug deep by floodwaters and tributaries feeding the Suwannee […]

Four days, 39 miles: that’s just part of the challenge of the Citrus Hiking Trail, the second-longest trail on a stretch of land in the state of Florida. Add aggressive rolling sandhills, steep descents into canyons and rocky trails, and you’ll get one of Florida’s roughest hikes. Due to Extreme contrasts in habitats, from deep […]

I was not at all happy that this alligator blocked the way. Swamp left of us, swamp right. There was no other way back to the starting point of the hike. And you absolutely do not want to get within twenty feet of an alligator. We tried to hit our trekking poles on the ground, […]

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