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Hillsborough River State Park
Hillsborough River State Park in Thonotosassa is one of the original state parks developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Fort Foster State Historic Site is located within the park. Many outdoor activities are available including camping and paddling on the Hillsborough River.
Hurricane Preparedness and Safety
Hurricane Irma devastated parts of the Florida peninsula during the weekend of September 9-10, 2017. Here are some tips to prepare for and stay safe during a hurricane.
Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve
The Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve in Lake Alfred, Polk County, offers recreational and nature education opportunities that are generally free of charge. It is the historic estate of the Alexander Mackay family. The house can be rented for weddings and other events.
March Is Seagrass Awareness Month
Did you know that March is Seagrass Awareness Month? Read on to find out why this aquatic plant is essential to Florida's economy and to the health of its coast. You will also learn ways to help preserve this important natural resource.
Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet
The Volusia County Marine Science Center is an educational and fun place to visit for the whole family. Their mission is to rehabilitate sea turtles and birds and to educate the public about them and other sea animals. Touch pools provide hands-on interaction with some sea animals.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park
Visiting Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park near Gainesville should appeal to those interested in history, particularly those who like their history with a literary connection. Tours of the Rawlings home are available for a nominal fee during the months of October through July.
National Flags Over Florida – A History
Since 1513 the flags of 5 nations have flown over Florida. This article gives a brief history of when these flags flew over the state and a description of these flags.
Notable Historic Florida Hurricanes 1523-1926
This article is the first part of a history of notable hurricanes that have struck Florida from 1523 to the present.
Notable Historic Florida Hurricanes 1928-1947
This is the second part of a history of the most notable tropical cyclones that affected Florida. It describes storms that occurred between 1928 and 1947.
Notable Historic Florida Hurricanes 1950-1989
Donna, Betsy, Elena - These are major hurricanes that struck Florida during the period from 1950-1989. If you are curious about the "herstory" of these "females," who were definitely not well-behaved, this article will satisfy your curiosity.
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