Explore the most popular historic site trails in Florida with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

this is not long, but nice. We saw a wild manatee while here also.

nicely created and pretty park but ZERO shade.

Nice trail; properly marked. The south east side of the yellow trail was under water, so be prepared to get wet if you’re not wearing the right gear..

1 month ago

Nice place bamboo plants all over

super short but the history behind it was neat

2 months ago

I love it it’s sooo cool

scenic driving
2 months ago

The drive to key west is beautiful, lots of great ocean view. Beware of the traffic on the weekend; at times it will be bumper to bumper. The 3 hour trip is worth it and at the end of the trail you can actually see the island of Cuba( as long as there is no clouds in the sky).

Talk about a Beautiful ride. Wide pathways to accommodate passing when needed. Lightly used on the day I went, everyone I saw was friendly and outgoing. The trail is well maintained and clean. Make the trip if you are able. Well worth it.

Tried to get to the trail but it is located in a gated community. Guard new NOTHING of it, wouldn’t let me in.

Nice relaxing walk. Nice vegetation and ocean views are pretty.

4 months ago

This hike is within a private nature preserve with a $15 admission fee. It is probably the best hike in the Keys, which are obviously pretty compact and commercialized. We enjoyed a relaxed stroll and the flora, it also has a few historic structures on the grounds and a bird sanctuary.

As someone from the Pacific Northwest I definitely wouldn’t call this hiking but it is a very nice well-maintained trail for walking. I took my two-year-old in her stroller for an afternoon walk and I think we’re going to come down here more often.

Jaw-dropping views.

Picnic area, playground, RESTROOMS within a few steps from 4 trails, Red, Yellow, Orange and Green. Orange and Green have the most primitive sections, Yellow and lower part of Red have river views. Green will take you to settlement (Rye family cemetery). A short Purple trail is used carry your canoe/kayak to Manatee River.

3rd visit, so put all the trails together for one hike/walk.

nice little nature trail. near where Menendez slaughtered the French.

Not much of a hike, just a walk. But the ruins are beautiful.

Super easy. Beautiful views and best of all, wheelchair accessible

7 months ago

The trail is natural and has red blazes to follow once you enter the forest. It is one of my favorites because of the different vegetation that is visible once you get into the heart of it. It has remained wetter than normal 4 months after hurricane Irma, some muddy areas.

Saturday, January 13th, 2018
Cloudy, breezy, no rain.
As someone who has lived in Northwest Florida my whole life and being a Milton, Fl resident for the last fifteen years, it's hard to miss the signs for Arcadia Mill Historic Site on Hwy 90 near the Milton city limits. This historic site was saved from further modern development in 1980 by both the Santa Rosa County Historical Society and the University of West Florida. You can learn more about the site at their website:


The hiking trail at Arcadia Mills was the first real hike that I have taken, but with that said I had an excellent time hiking the trail with fellow hiker, Bryan B. The trail is well managed and includes a visitor center, with adequate parking, picnic tables, and garbage cans at the trail head. The trail features multiple terrain types such as boardwalks, widely blazed trails, narrowly blazed trials, and small sections of off-trail hiking. Due to this site being a protected archeological site, most, if not all off-trail hiking is restricted. The only real con of this trail is the massive number of roots exposed due to washout. Hikes must be vigilant.

scenic driving
8 months ago

The Overseas Highway consists of 42 bridges of various lengths connecting the many scenic keys along its 113 mile length. The longest is the famous Seven Mile Bridge, which separates the Middle Keys from the Lower Keys and is the largest segmental bridge in the world. There are five regions in the Keys (Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West). I have made it is as far as Islamorada. I am very much looking forward to my next opportunity to visit South Florida so I can complete the trip to Key West and the Conch Republic…as well as to extend the experience with a ferry excursion to Dry Tortugas National Park (70 miles past Key West).

10 months ago

Was still covered in trash from Hurricane Irma but still not that interesting. Has some good views out to the bay/ocean but the scenery around you is not great. You go over a bridge at one point and there are lots of fish in the calm waters.

10 months ago

well-maintained relaxing trail. lots of birds, butterflies and squirrels. the pine trees were beautiful. some pretty flowers too. would definitely do again

Beautiful hike to the river at Windy Castle trail. Parking lot 3. Then hike around to the north and get a great photo op of both river and beach view together.

No trees

11 months ago

Good out and back train. I saw a HUGE owl during the day.

road biking
Friday, August 25, 2017

Nice, paved, wide trail. I live footsteps away - just about 1.5 miles in from the beginning so I'm on a couple times a week. Slight elevation gain between historic Milton and the NAS. Best used for biking but loses a star for all the stop signs early on and the couple of intersections with Munson hwy.

paddle sports
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Great place for a little hike, rent canoes or camp. lots of people on weekends for weddings and farmers market type events

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Easy trail. Watch out for mosquitos. Great foliage and views.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

This really isn't a trail or a hike. It's a park celebrating the highest point in Florida, thus the reason for my visit. Loved checking another high point off the list (and the lowest of all 50 high points), but I don't think I'll be back.

A trip you have to make if you want to get all 50 high points :) and a nice little pit stop on the way to the beach!

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