Florida has 175 State Parks and countless wetland areas set aside for recreational use. I try to explore a few new ones each year. This is one of them, Green Cay, a nature preserve near Delray Beach. Plenty of boardwalks make for a long enough trail to keep you busy for several hours.
This image was taken at Harns Marsh near Lehigh Acres, Fort Myers area. It is the only buffer in densely populated Lehigh Acres and one of the area’s major stormwater retention/detention facilities.
Savannas Preserve State Park in Port St. Lucie protects a representative sample of a basin marsh that extended throughout South Florida prior to rapid suburban growth.
A true gem as far as wetlands are concerned, Blue Cypress Conservation Area is one of the most undisturbed areas in the headwaters of the St. Johns River and contains the largest remnant marsh of its type in the region - 61,000 acres.