By Kevin Mims

"If you want to understand Florida, and the history and the natural beauty of Florida," says VISIT FLORIDA Outdoors & Nature Insider Kevin Mims, "you have to come to Wakulla Springs." Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Natural Landmark, the property occupied by this state park was originally purchased by Florida businessman Edward Bell in 1934. Today, it's home to alligators, turtles, eagles, deer and other wildlife — and a great place for a visitor to absorb a little natural peace and beauty.


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Great Hiking Trails in Florida

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By Lauren Tjaden With varied terrain and tremendous ecological diversity, Florida provides hikers of every skill level a perfect backdrop for exercise...