SILVER SPRINGS, FL — For the first time in almost a century, you can put in a kayak at Silver Springs. The new Silver Springs State Park has closed its old “Jungle Cruise” and sent the caged animals packing, leaving behind the remnants of a cheesy theme park and a fresh new look at one […]
[singlepic id=22 w= h= float=center] OCALA NATIONAL FOREST, FL — For the quiet unspoiled beauty of the Ocklawaha River, one of the state’s most wild and scenic waterways, perhaps you can thank Richard Nixon. “The Ocklawaha has a lot of history that is unique to the river,” says Ryan Toler of Discovery Kayak Tours. “The […]
PENSACOLA, FL — A wild respite in an endless chain of condos, Big Lagoon State Park (about 10 miles southwest of Pensacola) offers a square-mile showcase of the Panhandle’s unspoiled beauty that is easily explored by kayak. The kayak launch near the base of the park’s four-story observation tower puts you right into the thick […]
In a state full of great kayaking destinations, the Silver River consistently ranks near the top. This scenic 8-mile river flows between Silver Springs and the Ocklawaha River on the western edge of the Ocala National Forest.
It’s not too late! Sure, you’ve procrastinated. But this Father’s Day you still have time to get a last-minute gift for Dad that shows you appreciate him. (And just between us, it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.) For the kayaking Dad, here’s our ultimate gift guide: Kayaker Gifts Under $20 Carabiners […]