Florida Outdoor Adventures of Snorkeling, Kayaking and Biking 2017-12-11T20:20:36+00:00

Last 6 Biking Updates

  • Biking Shark Valley in the Everglades

    Starting Location: Parking lot at Shark Valley Visitors Center in Everglades Park. Parking: There is a $25 fee to get into the park and it is best to get there early as there is a limited amount of parking inside of the park. We saw a lot of people parking along the highway [...]
  • Biking Along Hollywood Beach Broadwalk

      Starting Location:Hollywood Beach Broadwalk Parking: Parking is $10 on weekends, less during the week.   Description:Popular Hollywood North Beach Park, a 56-acre park acquired by Broward County in 1988 and located at A1A and Sheridan Street, provides access to 1.1 miles of the City of Hollywood’s public beach and beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway.   Download Biking [...]
  • South County Regional Park

      Starting Location:South County Regional Park     Parking: Parking is free as is the entrance to the park. We were able to park our bike trailer by taking up a couple of spaces.   Description: We discovered this park a few months ago when there was a hiking Meetup there. Due to [...]
  • Pompano Airpark Bike Trail

      Starting Location: Pompano Airpark at the parking lot next to the dog park.   Parking: Parking is free and we were able to park our bike trailer by taking up a couple of spaces.   Description:This is the home of the Good Year Blimp. There is a 4.5 mile track going around [...]
  • Late day bike ride around Tradewinds park

      Starting Location: South parking lot of Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek Florida.   Parking: Parking is free and we were able to park our bike trailer by taking up a couple of spaces.   Description:Tradewinds Park is one of Broward County's largest and most diverse parks with something for just about everyone. [...]
  • Night Bike Ride Through The Holiday Fantasy Of Lights

      Starting Location: South parking lot of Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek Florida.   Parking: Parking is free and we were able to park our bike trailer by taking up a couple of spaces.   Description: This is a yearly drive-through attraction called Holiday Fantasy of Lights which features scores of light displays [...]

Last 6 Kayaking Updates

  • Exploring The Mangroves Around West Lake Park

    Launch Location: Westlake Park in Hollywood. There is a gravel boat ramp here plus a floating dock in the park for launching kayaks and canoes. The ramp can be slippery due to algae growing on it so it is best to wear water shoes. Parking: Parking is free once you are in the [...]
  • J. Dewey Hawkins Landing Boat Ramp to Paddle Up Cherry Creek and Back

    Launch Location: J. Dewey Hawkins Landing Boat Ramp also called Cherry Creek Ramp.   Fees: None   Personal Notes: We launched from this location due to it being so close to Cherry creek. We went out at noon in order to catch the last of the incoming tid.e We rode the tide coming [...]
  • Morningstar Paddle Out To Biscayne Bay

      Launch Location: Morningstar Park using the boat ramp.   Parking: Parking is free and there is trailer parking.   Description: This is a quiet launch area that gives you a straight shot to the Morningstar Park Picnic Island and Biscayne Bay.   We have kayaked out heading south in the past so [...]
  • Silver Palm Park to Gumbo Limbo

      Launch Location: Silver Palm Park. Parking is free unless you have a trailer then you do have to be a resident and buy a sticker. Since we have a kayak trailer we parked our car with its trailer on the street, which was also free.   Parking: Parking for cars without a [...]
  • Holland park to Westlake launch area then to the North end of the lake through the West mangroves

      Launch Location: Holland Park in Hollywood. The park is located at the entrance to the Intercoastal Water Way and the South entrance to Westlake. There is a floating dock for launching kayaks and canoes with a separate ramp for power boats.   Parking: Parking is by the hour or day and the [...]
  • Watson Island launch to Flagler Monument Island, Isola di Lolando ruins, and Pace Picnic Island

      Launch Location: Watson Island rocky area at the West end of the parking lot at the boat ramp.    Description: The Watson Island boat ramp is probably not the best place to launch a kayak from but it is an easy paddle out to Flagler Monument Island. You need to be mindful [...]

Last 6 Snorkeling Updates

  • John U. Lloyd Beach State Park Paddleboard Snorkel at The Jacks

    Location: The Erojacks are located about 1800 feet north of the Dania Beach Pier.They run east-west and are about 300 feet offshore, directly in front of the white post that says “JAX” on the beach. They run for about 1,500 feet out. Offshore, the reef terminates at the first natural reef line (parallel to shore). [...]
  • Snorkeling the North end of John U. Lloyd

    Location: The very North end of John U. Lloyd just south of the Port Everglades inlet. LAT/LONG 26.09035, -80.10687 Description: This is the very beginning of the reef that runs south all the way to the Keys. I would guess that before the inlet was cut this was a continuation of the reef that we [...]
  • Vista Park Paddleboard Snorkel

    Location: Just north of Fort Lauderdale beach is a very small park called Vista Park. LAT/LONG 26.188833, -80.093333 Description: Vista Park reef is a mostly flat reef in about ten feet of water with an abundance of life. Notes For this Snorkel: Still getting the hang of using a paddleboard to snorkel from, but getting [...]
  • My 1st Snorkel using a Paddleboard

      Location: Just a short drive north of Fort Lauderdale beach is the Lauderdale By The Sea beach. LAT/LONG 26.188833, -80.093333   Description: This is a mostly flat reef in about ten feet of water with an abundance of life.   Notes For this Snorkel: This was my fist time taking a paddleboard out to snorkel [...]
  • Vista Park Reef from the South parking lot

      Location: Vista Park Reef located about 1000 feet from shore out of Vista Park.   LAT/LONG 26.16313, -80.09574   Description: This is a secluded little gem mostly known only to locals. The reef is a short swim straight out from the beach area just past the no boats allowed buoy so you must have [...]
  • First Snorkel of 2013

      Location: We named this Christy Reef since she is the one that found it a few years ago. It is around 300 yards from shore. LAT/LONG 26.1760, -80.0894   Description: This is a shallow reef in about ten feet of water with an abundance of life. If you go just a short distance in any [...]

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