Recreation

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/

Geography

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)

Participant sports

Ballooning

Biking

Birding-330 official sites

Boating-

Camping

Canoeing-over 60 state trails

Fishing. Over 600 species of fish. Florida is considered the best state in the country for fishing.

Flying

Gardening-3000 species of plants and 300 species of trees

Golfing-Over 1000 courses

Hiking-Scenic trail-

Horseback riding-over 50 public Equestrian trails

Hunting-.

Kayaking

Photography

Surfing

Swimming

Scuba Diving-over 600 Ocean and spring dive sites

Snorkeling

Tennis

Spectator sports

Drag racing

Football-college-NFL

Baseball-MLB-Major and minor league and Spring training (Jan through April)

Horse racing

NASCAR racing

Dog racing

NBA Basketball

NHL Hockey

Link to all Florida pro Sports teams
http://www.funandsun.com/1tocf/sportf/spts.html
Being outside is better for your health!

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