Take a Break from Winter on These Florida Adventures

Florida gets stereotyped as a land of beaches and snowbirds. Reality check: It's also home to the largest wilderness east of the Mississippi River, the Everglades, and some of the best paddling and wildlife-watching opportunities in the U.S. Take a break from the snow on these Backpacker vetted adventures.

Florida Trail

This 1,500-mile-long, homegrown trail is a king-size, muddy, subtropical adventure.

The Everglades

It's 1.5 million acres of swamp, river, coastline, and some of the wildest wildlife you've ever glimpsed. Grab your paddle, pack your drybag, and get into it.

Local Florida Hikes

Explore unexpected hills or take a break from Orlando on these bite-size adventures.

Paddling Gear

Keep your gear dry with these smart products.

All About Gators

They're big, they're toothy, and they're there. But you don't need to be scared of alligators, as long as you have a little bit of knowledge.

From 2023