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