Easygoing Guide to Natural Florida Vol 2
Douglas Waitley Paperback $14.95 ISBN: 1-56164-374-2 Size: 6 x 9 256 Pages Black and White Photos and Drawings
Nature is indeed wonderful, but some of us would like to enjoy it with minimum effort. This series guides us in travels to experience the pleasures of Florida nature without a lot of huffing and puffing. Easygoing means no sweat, not blisters, no overnight camping, and no long, arduous hikes. To make this series, a site must be beautiful and easy to reach, must not cost a lot of money, and must not require an inordinate amount of exercise to enjoy it. This is the second of three volumes that will cover the entire state. Here in central Florida first we visit Water Worlds that include the Orlando wetlands, Merritt Island, and a fish camp. Then we go airboating on the St. Johns River. We head on to the Enchanted Waters of Wekiwa and Gemini Springs and encounter the manatees of Blue Springs. We visit the Big Scrub of the Ocala National Forest and venture along the Yearling Trail. We sample the pleasures of a longleaf pine forest, the Emeralda Marsh, and Cypress Cove before heading over to the Green Swamp and Fort DeSoto Park. Along the Nature Coast, we explore Chassahowitzka and the whooping cranes, Cedar Key, and Crystal River before heading back inland to the Devil’s Millhopper, Paynes Prairie, and Ravine State Gardens. And plenty more! Central Florida has an abundance of natural sites for the easygoing traveler.
Doug Waitley is the author of 20 books, ranging in subject matter from regional histories to the era of steam locomotives. In addition to the three volumes of the series Best Backroads of Florida, he has written Florida History from the Highways.