Florida geography is, of course, known for its beautiful sandy white beaches, picturesque salt marshes and brackish waterways. But something that is not well-known to those outside of the state, is that Florida is home to over 700 freshwater springs. Luckily for us, many are located in northern & central Florida. Royal Springs is a hidden […]
Our beautiful Florida springs are the perfect spot for a day trip during the hot summer months. You can kayak, canoe, snorkel and swim.
Plan to arrive early because many of these springs get crowded when the weather heats up. Florida Springs stay 72 degrees all year round meaning that the water will feel cool during the summer.
During the winter months manatees flock to the warm water. You can plan a day trip and view sometimes hundreds of manatees huddled together, trying to stay warm. There’s something for all nature lovers when you make a visit to a spring.
Have you heard of Silver Glen Springs? It’s a hidden Florida oasis perfect for the entire family to enjoy and one of our favorite summer day trips from Jacksonville. Located deep in the Ocala National Forest, Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area is about two hours from Jacksonville and makes the perfect day trip for the whole family.
If you are looking for a fun family springs day trip from Jacksonville, I highly suggest making the little over one-hour trip to De Leon Springs State Park. One of Florida’s State Parks, De Leon Springs has easy hiking trails, a beautiful spring and even a boat tour. Enjoy Pancakes at The Old Sugar Mill
Living in Jacksonville, we are lucky to be so close to so many amazing places and gorgeous state parks. One of our favorites winter day trips from Jacksonville is Blue Springs State Park in Orange City, FL near Orlando. Why visit Blue Springs State Park this winter you ask? Because during the colder months hundreds