Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation
Department offers boating, bicycling, campsites, canoeing, concerts,
cultural happenings, festivals, hiking, horseback riding, meeting
facilities, nature study, picnic shelters, swimming, nature programs, and
more. Leave life's daily pressures behind and reconnect with nature and
your family at a nearby County park.
The Deering Estate at Cutler's mission is to preserve and protect the natural, archaeological, architectural, and historic legacy of the Estate by using wise stewardship in the management and utilization of its sensitive resources, while educating and enhancing the public appreciation for the unique characteristics of the site through compatible uses.
Adventures Archery is dedicated to getting both youth and adults involved in the lifelong sport of archery. Their hope is that archers get the enjoyment of practicing, competing and ultimately hunting. They are committed to ensuring those who come into their shop and participate in their events and classes leave as knowledgeable, confident, and passionate as they are.
Crandon Park lies on picturesque northern Key Biscayne, Florida; formerly one of the largest coconut plantations in the United States as well as former location of that Crandon Park Zoo. The Crandon Visitors and Biscayne Nature Center serves as a window into Bear Cut Preserve, 264 acres of preserved barrier island habitat. Within the preserve various ecosystems can be observed including: dunes, maritime hammock, mangrove forest, and sea grass beds. The Visitors Center's exhibit & aquarium room displays recreated native marine ecosystems, and interpretive exhibits.
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society exists to inspire people
to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world. They advance their
conservation mission through endangered species propagation, education and
support of conservation initiatives in the field.
Winter Haven, Florida is a unique, Premier City. It has countless recreational, social and special events. The City recognizes the importance of a high quality of life to Winter Haven residents and visitors. The City strives to ensure outdoor activities for all ages and walks of life. Winter Haven has numerous nature parks, boat ramps, fishing docks and walking trails throughout the city.
Sitting on the northern shoreline of its namesake, Big Lagoon State Park's 655 upland acres separate the mainland from Perdido Key and the Gulf of Mexico. Natural communities, ranging from saltwater marshes to pine
flatwoods, attract a wide variety of birds, especially during the spring
and fall migrations, while the beaches, shallow bays, nature trails and
open woodlands offer splendid opportunities for nature study. The park
also beckons visitors to camp, swim, fish, boat, canoe and hike. Crabbing
in the shallow waters of Big Lagoon is a popular activity as well.
Opened in 1996, this 17 acre Regional Park is built and operated through a cooperative effort of partners & sponsors. While the land is owned by
Florida Power & Light, the facilities were originally funded by Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. Seasonal staffing is provided by Lee County Parks & Recreation. Native plant habitats and gardens have been planted and maintained by the Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society and many volunteers.
The Canoe Outpost-Peace River strive to provide the most
professional, affordable, memorable, and fun paddling and outdoor
experience to visitors of the Peace River while instilling a sense of
stewardship of the environment in order that we may all enjoy the natural
beauty for generations to come.