Day 118: Go hiking at the St. Mark’s Wildlife Refuge

29 Apr

This blog post was intended to be published on April 28.

A short drive south of Tallahassee is St. Mark’s Wildlife Refuge. I’ve written about the lighthouse at the park before. But there is more to this national park than some old lighthouse. There are hiking trails near the main entrance that take you over murky swamplands and leave you utterly convinced you are moments away from being swallowed by alligators. Indeed, there are signs posted warning you of alligators nearby. St. Mark’s is classic Florida, a mix of tall pines, shallow swamps, rivers of grass and thick brush. I like to muse about how difficult life must have been for Native Americans who lived in on this terrain not so long ago. Besides hiking, there are also spots to go fishing and you can even take a peek at the ocean, though don’t expect crashing waves.

Address: St. Marks, Florida

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