TALLAHASSEE, FL – June is Great Outdoors Month across the nation and a great time to plan an outdoor adventure in the Sunshine State! Florida is known for its many outdoor areas which include three national parks, 29 national wildlife refuges; nearly 200 state parks, preserves, recreation areas and trails; and many local parks, reserves, and other public natural areas.
Grab your swimsuit, fishing rod, camping gear, hiking boots, camera, binoculars, or whatever suits your outdoor interest and explore the great outdoors in June. Take a dip in a refreshing spring, hike on a cypress canopied trail, kayak, bird-watch, cook s’mores, boat, cast a line, and enjoy many other outdoor activities available throughout the Sunshine State. There is something for visitors of all ages. The cost to visit many parks and recreation areas can be modest, as well. Plan for the weather though —June is often a hot and rainy month and recreationists should bring ample water and appropriate outdoor gear.
If you plan to explore Florida’s great outdoors, consider using the Florida 511 Advanced Traveler Information System (FL511) for motor travel and traffic information to and from your destination. Before leaving home visit FL511.com for a wide array of features to help plan your trip. These features include personalized accounts so you can receive text or email alerts, real-time cameras, current traffic incidents such as stalled cars, congestion, and traffic speeds, and much more to ensure your motor trip is as safe and efficient as possible. When it’s time to return home check the Florida 511 Mobile App while still at your destination (Do not use the app when driving a motor vehicle). You can get turn-by-turn directions to any destination in Florida and see road closures, construction zones, and many other real-time conditions that affect a motor trip.
About FL511. The Florida 511 Advanced Traveler Information System (FL511) is the state’s official source for traffic and motor travel information. This public information service is brought to you by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and is accessible by website in English and Spanish, mobile app, Twitter feeds, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and text and email alerts. FL511 provides traffic information on Florida’s interstates, toll roads, and major metropolitan roadways, including crashes, blocked roads and stalled vehicles; congestion; driving directions; and much more! The goal is to keep traffic moving safely and efficiently 24/7. For more information, visit FL511.com.