Kayaking Lake Talquin State Forest

Kayaking Lake Talquin State Forest

Florida often conjures thoughts of palm trees, warm breezes and flat terrain. However, since moving to southwest Georgia, I have discovered the beautiful forests and varied terrain of north Florida. In particular, I have found some of the great hiking trails in the Lake Talquin State Forest. Besides the lake itself, which beckons canoes, kayaks […]

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Keeping your cool in the heat

Keeping your cool in the heat

As the hottest part of the summer approaches and fishing slows down on the Gulf, there is a fun way to beat the heat. Scallop season will be here shortly. Load up the kids, grab your snorkel, mask and fins, and dive in! This year, the recreational scallop season will open June 25 and extend […]

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Choosing a kayak

Choosing a kayak

Sit-in kayaks As the name implies, you sit inside this type of kayak with your legs inside. With the addition of a spray skirt, you are protected from rough weather or white water. Another advantage is that storage is also out of the elements. Entry and exit take a little practice from this type of […]

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Anyone can do a triathlon

So here you are, wondering if you’re crazy enough to start training for your first triathlon. I believe that anybody can complete a triathlon … even if you haven’t worked out in years, or ever. All it takes is dedication and willpower. Once you do this, then the training will come easy. It is just […]

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Paddling Spring Creek

Paddling Spring Creek

As a newcomer to southwest Georgia, I was excited at the prospect of kayaking Lake Seminole and the Flint River. I expected to find a paddling group nearby. I didn’t have any luck finding one in the Bainbridge area. So, I contacted the Tallahassee Outdoors Meetup Group (http://www.meetup.com/Tallahassee-Outdoors). I joined them on a kayaking trip […]

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