In this park, visitors can enjoy bicycling, hiking or horseback riding along 17 miles of trails. Guided trail rides and horse rentals are available. Primitive campsites on Rock Springs Run and the Wekiva River are accessible by canoe only, providing a large amount of privacy and untouched scenery. Campsites can be reserved by calling Wekiwa Springs State Park.
This wonderful park is designed for nature lovers and provides families, organizations and community groups with several recreational activities and scenic views. Minutes away from some of Orlando’s largest attractions, Bill Frederick Park also serves as the perfect alternative to hotel lodging. They even feature an area where you can fly drones, where you can take beautiful photos.
Lake Louisa State Park
The park’s three major lakes, Louisa, Hammond, and Dixie, transform idle observers into active participants with opportunities for canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding. Bicycling is popular on the park’s seven miles of paved roads over rolling hills and on the 20 miles of unpaved multi-use trails. This park also has a wide range of wildlife, so make sure you bring a camera!
Blue Springs boasts 72-degree waters along the St. Johns River. Conservation efforts have resulted in park improvements and manatee protection, resulting in manatee numbers skyrocketing from 14 in 1970 to 724 in 2022! Besides "sea cows," fish abound in the spring run and attract a variety of wading birds, ospreys, eagles and kingfishers. To see the park’s wonders, visitors can hike along the spring run or on the 4.5-mile Pine Island Trail. Visitors can also launch a canoe or kayak (rentals are available at the park) or take a guided river boat cruise.
Juniper Springs, located between Ocala and Ormond Beach, is a complex of springs, campgrounds and trails. Constructed in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps, this historical site is a wonderful place to spend an outdoors day with the family.