Florida @ BellaOnline http://www.bellaonline.com/Site/florida Calling all residents and visitors to Florida! Read all about the Sunshine State with fact-packed articles covering popular topics, beaches and attractions written by a local resident. en-us Copyright 2017 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:44:13 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg Florida @ BellaOnline http://florida.bellaonline.com Ft. Fraser Rail Trail http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art304371.asp The Fort Fraser Rail Trail is a 7.75-mile paved trail connecting Lakeland to Bartow in Polk County. It follows a former CSX route. The trail has 3 trailheads and 2 spur trails that track east. Amenities include a restroom, picnic tables, and sheltered benches. Sat, 15 Jul 2017 00:01:00 EST Civil War Sites of North Florida http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art304353.asp Although Florida was not a major Civil War battleground state, several minor battles were fought here. This article describes the largest of these battles and the North Florida sites at which they took place. Sat, 8 Jul 2017 00:01:00 EST Circle B Bar Reserve http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art304333.asp Circle B Bar Reserve, a former cattle ranch, is one of Polk County's environmentally-sensitive land purchases. It is free to the public for educational and recreational purposes. It is renowned as a world-class birding and wildlife-viewing area. Sat, 1 Jul 2017 00:01:00 EST