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Notable Historic Florida Hurricanes 2016-2017
Matthew and Irma were the last 2 hurricanes to impact Florida in 2016-2017. Although Matthew did not landfall here, he caused damage along the east coast, while Irma affected the whole state from the Keys to the Georgia border and caused the largest evacuation in state history.
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
Just 10 miles from Gainesville, Paynes Prairie Preserve is unique among Florida state parks. It has an interesting history and geology, as well as herds of American bison and Spanish horses. It contains 30 miles of trails for hikers, cyclists, and equestrians. A full-service campground is available.
Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo
The Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo is an annual aviation event held in Lakeland. It is the second-largest fly-in in the country. In addition to the fly-in, Sun 'n Fun has its own campus adjacent to Linder Regional Airport that is open year-round for aerospace education.
Symbols of Florida - State Songs
Florida has both a state song and a state anthem. This article presents a history of how these songs were adopted by the state and lists the lyrics of each.
The National Weather Service in Florida
This article gives a brief history of weather services in the U.S. and a description of the National Weather Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) branches located in Florida.
Tomoka State Park
If you are planning a visit to the Daytona area and looking for a place to camp, Tomoka State Park in Ormond Beach may be what you're looking for. Besides camping, the park offers a 13-mile canoe trail, fishing, picnicking, and wildlife watching.
Van Fleet and TECO Rail Trails
If you enjoy biking, skating, or walking on paved trails, the 29-mile-long Van Fleet National Trail and the connecting 6.6-mile-long TECO trail may be just what you're looking for. The Van Fleet Trail is Florida's most rural trail. You are quite likely to see wildlife along the way.
Viewing the 2017 Solar Eclipse in Florida
On Monday, 21 August 2017, the first solar eclipse since 1918 will be visible across the continental U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. If you view it in Florida, you will see a 70-90% partial eclipse. You must watch it entirely through certified solar lenses.
Visit De Soto National Memorial
De Soto National Memorial in Bradenton, a national historic site on Florida's Gulf Coast, commemorates the landing of the Hernando de Soto expedition. It's a good place to learn American and natural history as well as fish, picnic, or walk your dog.
Visit Fort De Soto County Park
Ft. Desoto Park, largest of the Pinellas County Parks, is located south of St. Petersburg on 5 keys. The park contains the remains of historic Ft. De Soto, 2 fishing piers, a campground, 2 beaches and a dog beach, picnic areas, and a paved, multiuse trail that connects all these features.
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