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Accessible State Parks in Florida

Florida’s system of state parks cultivates and celebrates a culture of inclusion, access for all, and limitless opportunities to enjoy the Sunshine State’s great outdoors. Here are some accessible Florida parks you can experience, in every corner of the state. Accessible State Parks in Northwest…

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Accessible State Parks in Northeast Florida

By Laura Hampton Part wildlife refuge and part time capsule, Fort Clinch State Park invites guests into a Florida long since gone — when the state was new, war was common and the smell of cotton lingered in the salt air. Located on the northernmost point of Amelia Island, the fort was built…

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Accessible State Parks in Central East Florida

By Carlos Harrison Approaching the bridge on A1A, Sebastian Inlet State Park looks like something out of a 19th-century painter’s dream. A blue-green ribbon of water sparkling with speckles of white slices across a sliver of barrier island, connecting ocean and lagoon. Seagulls, white and gray…

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Accessible State Parks in Central Florida

By Kellilynn Hann Imagine more than 30 artesian springs, spouting 500 million gallons of water per day. The water is crystal-clear, and you can see straight to the bottom. Bits of limestone and shell swirl and sparkle as the water churns. Bright green eel grass sways in dappled sunlight as fish and…

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Accessible State Parks in Southwest Florida

By Janet K. Keeler The familiar saying “so close, yet so far away” aptly describes Myakka River State Park, which spans two populous counties and is just miles from heavily traveled Interstate 75. The drone of vehicles passing through Sarasota and Manatee counties, and even the goings on from the…

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Accessible State Parks in Southeast Florida

By Julie Landry Laviolette Imagine snorkeling a colorful coral reef, exploring an historic 1800s fort or kayaking a mangrove swamp. If you have mobility challenges or use a wheelchair, the Florida State Parks system has worked diligently to make those experiences - and more - accessible to you…

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Michelin Guide to Restaurants in Tampa

By Janet K. Keeler Nineteen Tampa restaurants were honored in the 2022 Michelin Guide inaugural guide for Florida. Three restaurants received Bib Gourmand distinction and 16 were awarded Michelin Recommended status. The Michelin Guide Ratings Explained The Michelin Guide gives honors at several…

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Michelin Guide to Restaurants in Orlando

By Janet K. Keeler Thirty-four Orlando restaurants were honored in the 2022 Michelin Guide inaugural guide for Florida. There were four restaurants given stars, seven received Bib Gourmand distinction and 23 were awarded Michelin Recommended status. Florida joins California, New York, Illinois…

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Michelin Guide to Restaurants in Miami

By Janet K. Keeler Sixty-five Miami restaurants were honored in the 2022 Michelin Guide inaugural guide for Florida. There were 11 restaurants given stars, 19 received Bib Gourmand distinction and 35 were awarded Michelin Recommended status. Florida joins California, New York, Illinois (Chicago)…

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Accessible State Parks in Northwest Florida

By Dakota Parks Nestled between the crystal-clear waters of St. Joseph Bay and the sugar-sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, the William J ‘Billy Joe’ Rish Recreation Area provides a barrier-free experience to the great outdoors. Rish Park, encompassing 100 acres, was uniquely designed in the 1970s…

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