Florida Outdoors and Recreational Opportunities. Florida is the outdoor capital of the US!
Why? Because Florida has the following:
1700 rivers and streams
3 million acres of lakes
105 state park sites 30 million plus acres to hunt and fish in
320 freshwater springs
Over 500 miles of beaches.
For a complete listing of all parks by area go to http://www.floridastateparks.org/
Coastline: 1,197 statute miles
Tidal Shoreline: 2,275 statute miles
Beaches: 663 miles
Total Land Area: 54,136 square miles
Total Water Area: 4,424 square miles
Rank Among States In Total Area: 22nd
Number of Lakes Greater Than 10 Acres: 7,700 (approx.)
Length North and South: 447 miles
(St. Mary’s River to Key West)
Width East and West: 361 miles (Atlantic Ocean to Perdido River)
Birding-330 official sites
Canoeing-over 60 state trails
Fishing. Over 600 species of fish. Florida is considered the best state in the country for fishing.
Gardening-3000 species of plants and 300 species of trees
Golfing-Over 1000 courses
Horseback riding-over 50 public Equestrian trails
Scuba Diving-over 600 Ocean and spring dive sites
Baseball-MLB-Major and minor league and Spring training (Jan through April)
Link to all Florida pro Sports teams
Being outside is better for your health!
The really good news is that you can do most of these things year round. Sorry no mountain climbing or white water rafting!