Real Florida Guide Creator – Matt Clark

I’ve always loved exploring Florida’s swamps and streams and springs. Growing up in central Florida I had no shortage of access to them. As I’ve grown older, traveled, seen places considered among the most beautiful in the world… I’ve come to appreciate Florida’s unique ecosystems even more, and on a deeper level. After studying Biology at University of Florida and spending years working in ecotourism with some of the premiere eco-tour providers in the state, I realized that there is not a modern well organized resource for those searching for new and exciting area paddling routes to explore, so I started creating this one!

What’s the purpose of this Real Florida Guide?

To provide opportunities for people who appreciate spending time in nature, or would like to appreciate spending time in nature, that focus on spending quality time in some the most beautiful places in Florida. I aim to not only introduce more people to the great outdoors of Florida, but to share my love and appreciation for our unique and imperiled ecosystems.

Who is Real Florida Guide for?

Anyone who wants to explore more and really get to know the awesomeness that is natural Florida.

Why the free paddling guides?

I provide my Real Florida Guide Paddling Route Guides absolutely free here on this website so that more people can enjoy the beautiful places I’ve come to love here in Central Florida. If you have you’re own gear, I want you to discover new places, too! It is all about sharing my love for the paddling hobby, and the natural gems still sprinkled throughout this great state.