BY DAVID N. LEE, ECOTRIPS UNLIMITED… Continue Reading PUBLISHER.
“Hold up a second, and keep back!,” says Phil Knight, our good friend and Yellowstone wildlife guide. Just yards ahead of us, a herd of several
dozen shaggy beasts amble onto the road from West Yellowstone. Seeing bison in Yellowstone is always a thrill, even more so on bikes, with nothing but thin air between you and the huge creatures.
My wife, Pamela and I have joined Phil for a spring bike ride in the park. We chose to go in late April, since the snow has melted, yet the park isn’t open to cars. We have the road to ourselves – except for the bison.
Jonathan Dickenson State Park is located in Hobe Sound, Florida about 90 miles north of Miami. Look for Florida’s only endemic bird, the Florida scrub-jay among the park’s other 150 birds and enjoy its scenic trails. The park is 11,500 acres in size, with numerous nature trails. Loxahatchee River, which flows through the park, is Florida’s first federally-designated Wild and Scenic River.
Dry conditions and wildlife risk persist in this part of Florida. No campfires are allowed. Contained barbecue or charcoal grills and embedded fire rings are permitted. Adventure Location and Directions
Jonathan Dickenson State Park
16450 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, Florida 33455
(772) 546-2771 http://floridastateparks.org/jonathandickinson/default.cfm… Continue Reading
Directions: From I-95 South, take Exit 87A to US-1, make a