Five Different Planets Will Align In The Florida Night Sky During An Incredibly Rare Display
There are quite a few reasons every year to get outside after the sun sets and appreciate the night sky. In Florida, as long as you know the right time to look and the right place to be, you’ll be in luck with a real celestial showcasing. Dubbed a “parade of planets,” we’re excited about the fact that five different planets in the Florida night sky will be visible with just the naked eye. And, best of all there’s no early rising necessary!
So, what do you think about this celestial event in Florida? Will you participate and grab a front-row seat to the show? Let us know in the comments section! Or if you have the perfect place to catch it all, make sure to shout that out, too.
The night sky is certainly great, but if you’re more of a daytime person, there are lots of ways to enjoy nature. Check out this trail leading to a little-known overlook in Florida.
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Nature in Florida
What are the best family-friendly hikes in Florida?
The best family-friendly hikes in Florida include:
- The Anhinga Trail, Homestead: This hike in the Everglades is just 1.5 miles and features a paved walkway and a boardwalk.
- The Lockwood to Barr Trail, Little Big Econ State Forest, Geneva: About an hour from Orlando, this beautiful hike includes views of the Econlockhatchee River as well as lots of shady trees.
- Kolokee Loop Riverfront Trail, Little Big Econ State Forest, Geneva: Another in this beautiful state forest, the family-friendly trip is about five miles in total.
- The Juniper Springs Trail, Ocala State Forest, Silver Springs: Located in a popular nature area, this little hike is only 8 miles round-trip. Perfect for little legs.
For a fun day out, check out Silver Springs State Park, which is a great place for families.
Which state parks should I visit in Florida?
There are so many great state parks you should visit in Florida. A few great ones include:
- Gilchrist Blue Springs, High Springs: The newest state park in Florida sits along the Santa Fe River and is about 20 miles from Gainesville. It features six natural springs.
- Fernandina Plaza Historic State Park, Fernandina Beach: At just 0.8 acres, this is the smallest state park in Florida. But, it's absolutely worth a visit for views of the Amelia River.
- Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve, Copeland: The largest of Florida's state parks, this beauty features the famous Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk trail offering a trek to Goethe Giant, one of the largest cypress trees in the state.