Category Archive: Outdoors

City of Tallahassee Parks and Recreation

The City of Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Department provides numerous recreational opportunities for citizens of all ages living in Tallahassee and Leon County.  Named “Best in America” by the National Recreation and Park Association, the department operates and maintains 3,526 acres of well-managed parkland – ranging from neighborhood playgrounds to regional parks. The City’s park …

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For outdoor sports enthusiasts, Tallahassee and Big Bend are next door to paradise. There’s great salt and freshwater fishing, more than 600,000 acres of Nation Forest right next door, kayaking great hiking trails, wilderness areas an hour away from downtown, outstanding hunting the scores of miles of greenways and great bike trails. Huge stretches of …

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Discover the ‘Other Florida’

In her iconic collection of essays titled “The Other Florida,” author Gloria Jahoda famously described Tallahassee as “200 miles from anywhere else.” True as far as big cities go. But that doesn’t mean Jahoda was putting down her adopted home or the folks who populate its surrounding counties. As the so-called “poet of the people …

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