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Troy and Lafayette Blue Springs
Troy Spring and Lafayette Blue Spring are 1st-magnitude springs along the Suwannee River and are surrounded by state park land. Their 72-degree waters invite swimmers in for a dip, but other recreational activities are also available.
University of Central Florida to Run Arecibo Site
A consortium led by the University of Central Florida has been chosen by the National Science Foundation to run the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The site contains the second-largest radio telescope in the world and provides educational and research opportunities for the global community.
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.
Visiting Bok Tower Gardens
If you enjoy a peaceful meander through botanical gardens, Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida, is a good place to spend some time. Here is what you can expect to find there.
Visiting St Augustine
St Augustine, oldest city in Florida, is worth visiting both for its historic structures and its recreational opportunities. Here are some suggestions for sites to visit in Old Town and on Anastasia Island.
Withlacoochee State Trail
The 46-mile-long, multi-use Withlacoochee State Trail is one of Florida's longer rail trails. From Citrus Springs in Citrus County, it runs south through a variety of landscapes and ends north of Dade City in Pasco County. Five designated trailheads provide access to the trail.
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