Floridas Natural Beauty

By: April Boone

Florida has a great diversity of natural beauty. The landscape reveals much more than sandy beaches and offers shelter to birds, alligators and many other creatures. Here are some of the best spots to enjoy natural Florida.

Devils Millhopper Geological State Park, near Gainesville - a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep leads down to a miniature rain forest.

Bird-watching in Lake Wales, one of the stops on the Great Florida Birding Trail.

Don Pedro Island State Park in Boca Grande – prime spot for swimming and searching for shells.

Chasshowitzka National Wildlife Refuge in Citrus County – a habitat for 250 species of birds, 50 species of retiles and amphibians and 25 species of mammals.

Caladesi Island State Park, Clearwater - ranked the fourth finest beach in the United States and accessible only by foot, ferry or boat.

Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Melbourne Beach - the most important nesting area for loggerhead sea turtles in the western hemisphere and the second most important nesting beach in the world.

Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area near Kissimmee – experience the beauty from the 8-mile drive or by horseback, bike or on foot.

Ocala National Forest in Marion County – more than 380,000 acres of unique ecological sites, trails, natural springs.

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