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Get active


With 11,000 miles (17,700 km) of waterways, 7,700 large lakes and inviting seashores on three sides, you may think there's little room for land-based sports and activities in Florida. Wrong!


Hiking along breathtaking scenic routes, cycling across hundreds of miles of paved or off-road trails, or camping inside the stunning state parks are among the most popular ways tourists discover the Sunshine State.


Add to that some of the world's best golf courses, tennis centres to suit clay, hard or grass court specialists, and a spectator's eye view of top baseball, American football or


basketball teams, and every sporting interest is fulfi lled. Hikers will


Hikers will


discover the most beautiful footpath in the world, the 1,000 miles (1,609km) long Florida National Scenic Trail that winds from Big Cypress National Preserve on the edge of the Everglades to Fort Pickens at Pensacola Beach.


Cyclists can meander through stunning countryside and keep a lookout for exotic wildlife. One short but delightful bike route is the eight miles (13 km) Amelia Trail in Amelia Earhart Park, Greater Miami.


discover the most beautiful footpath in the world, the 1,000 miles (1,609km) long Florida National Scenic Trail


There are


more than 160 state parks in Florida offering


thousands of campsites. Among the most popular areas are the Ocala National Forest, Central Florida, parks on the Florida Keys, and North Florida's St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, west of Tallahassee. There are around 1,300 golf courses to suit every standard and every budget. Book a one-off round or a stay-and-play package


and seek out the pro for a few tips. To gain inspiration, stay at the World Golf Village near St. Augustine, which includes an IMAX theatre showing golf movies, championship courses, and the fascinating World Golf Hall of Fame.


Florida is home to two major league baseball teams, Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays; three National Football


Sport is everywhere in Florida, not least water sports like surfi ng (above), horse riding on Amelia Island and heading to the baseball game (facing page)


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