Coping With Alligators

It has 78- to 80 teeth, sprints as fast as a racehorse and swims like a shark. It is large, powerful, always hungry and eats anything that does not eat it first. It is the American alligator. The trick is to enjoy watching the reptiles without ending up in their mouth! Here are some tips on how to get that done.

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Florida’s Paynes Prairie: A Hiker’s Delight

What you have heard is true. Florida is becoming paved-over, built-over, and settled-over. So now is the best time to experience the diversity of the Sunshine State. In other words, see it before it changes forever into subdivisions, dog walks, and malls! A great place to visit is one of the state’s quietly spectacular natural wonders, the 21,000-acre Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park.

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Biking A City That Never Sleeps

Biking in congested Las Vegas is perilous, but just 17-miles due west of The Strip on West Charleston Boulevard, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a premier bike venue, one of the best in America for scenery and excitement!

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Kayaking Florida’s Disappearing River

There is little chance that your kayak or canoe will be sucked under when the Santa Fe River swirls downward into a sinkhole in O’Leno State Park near High Springs, Fla., which is 23 miles northwest of Gainesville. Nevertheless, when it re-emerges from beneath the hard limestone shelf of the Cody Escarpment three miles away in River Rise Preserve, you can ride the boil into one of Florida’s most enchanting settings!

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