Suwannee River State Park

In an effort to be EVEN MORE outdoorsy (the bar is low but by gosh we’re raising it) we decided to spend a night camping at Suwannee River State Park! This was Nichole’s first time camping ever, and the first time for me in over a decade. The night was hot and humid and we saw way more ticks than I ever wanted to in such a short time, but overall the trip was a success.


St. Francis Trail

The St. Francis Trail is an 8 mile loop in Deland, FL that passes through an old railroad logging bed and by what was once the river town of St. Francis. The trail is maintained by the Florida Trail Association which is what drew us to it, but the historical waypoints aren’t marked so sadly we were not aware of what we were looking at when we were looking at it.

Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park in Keystone Heights, FL has about 8 miles of trails, of which we walked about 6.5. The day started out nice and overcast, but by the end the temperature was approaching 90 and the sun was beating us down into the sand, so the last part of our hike didn’t result in a lot of pictures.