Day Paddling Florida s 10 000 Islands and Big Cypress Swamp

This new paddling guide to Florida's 10,000 Islands and Big Cypress region features trips for canoes and kayaks.

Day Paddling Florida s 10 000 Islands and Big Cypress Swamp

This new paddling guide to Florida's 10,000 Islands and Big Cypress region features trips for canoes and kayaks. This new guide features saltwater paddling tours in the northern and central 10,000 Islands, as well as a handful of freshwater tours in the Big Cypress Swamp. Trips emanate out of multiple put-ins and take-outs, including Rookery Bay Estuarine Reserve (Marco Island), Goodland, Port of the Islands, Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve, Everglades City, and Big Cypress National Preserve. Each trip described in this new guide will include information on distance, difficulty, recommended charts, and navigational features, as well as discussing winds, tides, and safety issues. The author also discusses natural and historical features, estuarine and mangrove ecology, and local wildlife. Finally, he provides information on equipment, outfitters, supplies, rentals, and recommendations for low-impact paddling. 35 black & white photographs, index.

Explorer s Guide South Florida Includes Sarasota Naples Miami the Florida Keys Second Edition

PADDLING If you love wilderness paddling, the Big Cypress National Preserve (see Wild Places) is a place to lose ... Pick up Day Paddling Florida's 10,000 Islands and Big Cypress Swamp by my buddy Jeff Ripple, who's the expert on ...

Explorer s Guide South Florida  Includes Sarasota  Naples  Miami   the Florida Keys  Second Edition

This completely revised second edition of the definitive South Florida guidebook offers coverage of Tampa, the Gulf Coast, South Beach, Miami, and the Keys. In diverse, exciting South Florida you might catch a glimpse of an endangered Florida panther in a nature preserve in the morning and visit a four-star restaurant and world-class nightclub that evening. This rich destination welcomes visitors from all over the world with its vibrant arts communities and multicultural historic sites, luxurious seaside resorts and lush forests, and some of the best fishing and diving in the United States. With cattle ranches and citrus groves all the way down to the mighty swamps of the Everglades and Big Cypress there are endless opportunities for exploration and discovery for singles, couples, and families. From eco-friendly establishments and environmental information about the region to its trendy nightlife, out-of-the-way attractions, and best beach hotels, Explorer’s Guide South Florida is a thorough introduction to an alluring place that tourists as well as locals simply shouldn’t miss. Detailed maps, an index, an alphabetical “What’s Where” subject guide, and helpful icons that highlight places that offer special value, are pet-, gay-, and family-friendly, and are wheelchair accessible round out this incredible resource, your perfect travel companion.

Paddling Southern Florida

Day Paddling Florida's 10,000 Islands and Big Cypress Swamp. Woodstock, VT: Backcountry Guides, 2003. Ripple describes day trips and routes, with background information about the area. Everglades Brown, Loren G. Totch: A Life in the ...

Paddling Southern Florida

Southern Florida is a paddler's paradise, from sandy keys, to mazes of mangroves, and sparkling aquamarine water in between. This guide includes more than 50 trips that are a perfect introduction to exploring the waterways and coasts of Southern Florida. Nigel Foster offers expert insider tips on how to manage tides and changeable weather, alerts readers to potential hazards on the routes, and includes fun anecdotes of his experiences with the area wildlife. Look inside to find: clear maps, difficulty ratings, and points of special interest, as well as fascinating insights on the history and ecology of Florida's waterways.

Paddling the Everglades Wilderness Waterway

Molloy's classic guidebook, now in its second edition, offers a comprehensive description of more than 60 paddling routes in and around Everglades National Park. Ripple, Jeff. Day Paddling Florida's 10,000 Islands and Big Cypress Swamp.

Paddling the Everglades Wilderness Waterway

For anyone who has ever dreamed of truly experiencing America's unique Everglades National Park, there is only one way: by canoe or kayak. And Paddling the Everglades Wilderness Waterway is the all-in-one guide for safe adventure on this spectacular 99-mile route. No time for such days-long expeditions? No matter. Authors Holly Genzen and Anne McCrary Sullivan entice with their favorite day- and overnight trips from various Everglades departure points. Having spent years exploring this maritime labyrinth, the authors now share their intimate knowledge of historic Everglades rivers and bays, the endless horizon of its Gulf Coast, the eerie beauty of its mangrove forests, and the secrets of ancient tribes and early-American pioneers who left their distinctive traces. Descriptions of wildlife abound (the birds! the alligators!), as do the details of exquisite flora that flourishes here. But Genzen and Sullivan do not skimp on practicalities nor on threats to this environment. Safety, weather, insects, food, fresh water, and camping on rustic "chickee" platforms stilted above the rivers all earn many pages here. As does what lies in store for the timeless but fragile Everglades ecology. This book is a treasure trove for all paddlers—from novices to champions.

Easygoing Guide to Natural Florida

Melbourne, FL. Katz, Cathie. The Nature of Florida's Beaches. Melbourne, FL.: Atlantic Press, 1998. Lane, Ed, ed. Florida's Geological History and Geological ... Day Paddling, Florida's 10,000 Islands and the Big Cypress Swamp.

Easygoing Guide to Natural Florida


Moon Florida Keys

Packed with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this guide features a range of trips, from short paddles to overnight excursions. Ripple, Jeff. Day Paddling Florida's 10,000 Islands and Big Cypress Swamp.

Moon Florida Keys

From Miami to Loggerhead Key in the Dry Tortugas, get to know this free-spirited archipelago of beaches, palm trees, and fun with Moon Florida Keys. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries including a Key West getaway and a week-long road trip along the Overseas Highway, with coverage of Miami and an adventurous excursion into the Everglades Strategic advice for water sports lovers, wildlife fanatics, families with kids, foodies, and more Unique experiences and can't-miss sights: Explore the fascinating coral reefs and shipwrecks of Key Largo or visit Hemingway's house to meet the descendants of his legendary polydactyl cats. Spot colorful birds or canoe with gators in the Everglades. Venture through mangrove and pine forests inhabited by endangered species in the National Key Deer Refuge. Catch the sunrise on a secluded beach or dance the night away at Florida's best clubs and bars Local Flavors: Taste authentic Cuban chicken stew, fried plantains drizzled with honey, and flaky pastelitos in Miami. Sip refreshing mojitos and nibble on award-winning key lime pie in Key West. Savor some of the best fresh seafood in the country or satisfy your adventurous side with fried alligator tail and conch fritters The best outdoor sports and recreation, including sailing, fishing, kayaking, biking, diving, and snorkeling along the only living barrier reef in the continental USA Expert insight and honest advice from Florida local Joshua Lawrence Kinser on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay, from historic inns and beachside B&Bs to budget motels and campgrounds Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Thorough background on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and local culture With Moon's expert advice and local know-how, you can experience the best of the Florida Keys. Hitting the road? Check out Moon South Florida & the Keys Road Trip. Visiting the Caribbean? Try Moon Bahamas or Moon Jamaica.

Moon Florida Keys

detailed maps and concise descriptions, this guide features a range of trips, from short paddles to overnight excursions. Ripple, Jeff. Day Paddling Florida's 10,000 Islands and Big Cypress Swamp. Woodstock, VT: The Countryman Press, ...

Moon Florida Keys

World traveler Laura Martone shares the best ways to experience the Florida Keys, from diving the fascinating underwater coral reefs and shipwrecks of Key Largo to hiking and camping in the less touristy Middle Keys. Martone offers unique trip ideas for a variety of travelers, including Historic Architecture, Underwater Journey, and Romantic Key West Getaway. Complete with information on taking trolley tours, swimming with dolphins, and attending festivals like the Key Largo Pirates Fest, Moon Florida Keys gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. Coverage includes: Miami and the Everglades Key Largo Islamorada Marathon and the Middle Keys Big Pine and the Lower Keys Key West

Exploring Wild South Florida

It extends from Alligator Alley at the north end to Everglades National Park and the Ten Thousand Islands at the south end. The strand, approximately 20 miles long and 3 to 5 miles wide, is part of the Big Cypress Swamp.

Exploring Wild South Florida

An insider's guide to the natural areas of south Florida, from Hobe Sound in the east and Punta Gorda in the west down to the Keys and the Dry Tortugas. Includes Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, the coral reefs of both Biscayne National Park and Pennekamp State Park, and Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Corkscrew Swamp, as well as many smaller state and county parks, recreation areas, and nature centers. Includes maps and information on camping, boating, hiking, fishing, tours, and more.

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books


Paddling Everglades National Park

North American Canoe Tours (at the Ivey House) 107 Camellia St. P.O. Box 5038 Everglades City, FL 34139 (239) 695-3299 ... Billie Swamp Safari: (863) 983-6101 or (800) 949-6101, Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, between Fort ...

Paddling Everglades National Park

Nothing compares to paddling Florida's Everglades. Covering more than 14,000 square miles—from the headwaters of the Everglades in Orlando and Big Cypress State Park in the southwest, to Biscayne National Park on the eastern edge and part of the Keys and the 10,000 Islands to the south—this tropical wetland offers beautiful ecosystems, fascinating habitats, and many diverse paddle routes. Paddling Everglades National Park introduces paddlers of all abilities to nearly fifty of the park's best paddling routes. It also provides brief yet intriguing accounts of the remnants of precolonial history one encounters along these routes and offers insight to the eight unique ecosystems that make up the Everglades. Replete with maps showing access points and river miles, this guide also gives campsite locations and related information for paddlers wishing to stay overnight, as well as information on the park's extraordinary angling opportunities.

Explorer s Guide Sarasota Sanibel Island Naples A Great Destination Fifth Edition Explorer s Great Destinations

Nature Preserves i7 Eco-Attractions: 6 Big Cypress National Preserve (239695-2000; www.npsgov/bicy), HCR 61, adjacent to Everglades National Park, Ochopee. New welcome center less than 5 miles east of FL 29 at 33000 Tamiami Trail E., ...

Explorer s Guide Sarasota  Sanibel Island   Naples  A Great Destination  Fifth Edition   Explorer s Great Destinations

In this updated guide you’ll find the definitive word on this Gulf Coast area, its recreation, restaurants, hotels, and more, from deluxe to offbeat. Enjoy an insider’s vantage point on Charlotte Harbor’s wild shores, the coast’s sandy barrier islands, Naples’s polished allure, and Sarasota-Bradenton’s “sweet” history.

Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule Study Jacksonville District

... the mid 1800's the U.S. relentlessly pursued a policy of Indian removal in Florida , and the Seminole , resisting removal , eventually establishing themselves in the Everglades , Big Cypress Swamp , and the Ten Thousand Islands .

Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule Study  Jacksonville District


Hidden Florida Keys and Everglades

The entire trip can take from several days to a week. Backcountry permits are required, and arrangements must be made in advance for pickup and canoe transport. BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE ✉Oasis Visitor Center 239 6951201 This ...

Hidden Florida Keys and Everglades

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Big Cypress Swamp and the Ten Thousand Islands

Eastern America's Last Great Wilderness Jeff Ripple. a reduce human impact on the islands . ... environmental education camps and day trips is to instill in children a sense of responsibility for the southern Florida environment with ...

Big Cypress Swamp and the Ten Thousand Islands

Celebrating one of the nation's largest and least publicized wilderness areas, the author offers a photographic tour of the region's cypress swamps, marshes, wet prairies, and pinelands.

Adventure Guide to Tampa Bay and Florida s West Coast

You have options to camp , picnic , hike , bike , canoe , and boat around the encompassing area to become better ... Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park , = 239-695-4593 , protects a 74,000 - acre stretch of Big Cypress Swamp ...

Adventure Guide to Tampa Bay and Florida s West Coast

A guide to the cities, towns, nature preserves and sandy beaches that grace the Sunshine State's western shore. It covers the area from just north of Tampa Bay to Naples and Everglades National Park, demonstrating how you can participate in activities such as canoeing the Everglades, hiking on Gasparilla Island, and exploring the history of Tampa's Ybor City. This guide seeks to offer adventures and accommodations to suit all budgets and lifestyles.

Your Guide to the National Parks

Mapping Everglades Ecosystems color key Marine and Estuarine Mangrove Coastal Cypress Freshwater Coastal Mapping ... hardbottom, corals) Marsh Slough 841 Cypress Bend 29 BigCypressSwampWelcomeCenter Bobcat Boardwalk Otter Cave Hammock ...

Your Guide to the National Parks

This award-winning guide, completely updated for the 2017 edition, includes more than 450 new photographs, 160 revised maps, and 50 hiking tables, making it the only guidebook you'll need to explore the United States National Parks. An all new design with the same intuitive layout keeps the step-by-step itineraries,kid-friendly activities, and most popular ranger programs at your fingertips to help plan your next family vacation. Thousands of hotels, restaurants, and attractions beyond the parks and 11 suggested road trips make it the ultimate dashboard companion. Exhaustive activity information--including hiking tables, easy-to-find trailhead markers, outfitter details, and backpacking essentials--serves as blueprint for an adventure of a lifetime. With something for everyone, this is Your Guide to the National Parks.

Moon Florida Gulf Coast

Spend the day spotting wildlife and spectacular scenery as you drive down Turner River Road in Big Cypress National ... Take a sunset paddle in the Ten Thousand Islands of Everglades National Park and then have dinner at the Camellia ...

Moon Florida Gulf Coast

Whether you're kayaking through mangroves, bodysurfing with manta rays, or sunbathing with a piña colada in hand, soak up the Sunshine State with Moon Florida Gulf Coast. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries from short beach getaways to a 10-day road trip covering all 700 miles of the Florida Gulf Coast The best spots for outdoor adventures like kayaking, hiking, biking, bird-watching, and fishing, and the best beaches for swimming, sunsets, and seclusion Top activities and unique experiences: Discover the vibrant performing arts scene in Sarasota or stroll through quaint riverfront towns and secluded island enclaves. Unwind on shell-scattered beaches, explore winding mazes of mangroves, or spot gators in the swampy Everglades. Ride the coasters at Busch Gardens, browse art galleries in Naples, or catch a college baseball game during Spring Training. Sail through the canals of Tampa, kick back at a beachfront oyster bar, and sip a local brew as the sun sets over the ocean Expert advice from Florida native Joshua Lawrence Kinser on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around by car, bus, or boat Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Background information on the Gulf Coast's landscape, wildlife, history, and culture Experience the best of Florida's Gulf Coast with Moon. For more of the Sunshine State, try Moon Florida Keys. About Moon Travel Guides: Moon was founded in 1973 to empower independent, active, and conscious travel. We prioritize local businesses, outdoor recreation, and traveling strategically and sustainably. Moon Travel Guides are written by local, expert authors with great stories to tell—and they can't wait to share their favorite places with you. For more inspiration, follow @moonguides on social media.

National Parks of America

Afterwards, take the time to drive west to Big Cypress Gallery, where beloved Florida artist Clyde Butcher showcases ... days. Base yourself in Everglades City, on the park's west side. Wake up early to kayak the Ten Thousand Islands, ...

National Parks of America

Explore all 59 of America's National Parks with this inspirational coffee table book. Beautiful landscape photography and wildlife illustrations will wow readers. Practical ideas on where to stay and what to do help readers plan visits, and detailed itineraries make it easy. A wonderful introduction to America's National Parks for all the family.

Florida Off the Beaten Path

One of the most satisfying ways to explore these islands, if you have insect repellent on hand, is by canoe. ... Sightseeing tours into the Ten Thousand Islands region and the mangrove swamps of the northwestern Everglades leave from ...

Florida Off the Beaten Path

Florida Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Florida Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Florida that other guidebooks just don't offer. The 12th edition features a full-color insert.