I’d always wondered why my kayaking friends raved about the Weeki Wachee River- until I paddled it myself. Pristine water, wilderness, and some kitschy river style- find out why the Weeki Wachee River is one of Florida’s most popular paddling destinations.
Florida Paddle Trails
Kayaking is fun, enjoyable, and the most eco-friendly way to explore- but before you run out a buy an kayak, there are some essential things you should know about this popular water sport.
With 11,000 miles of waterways, Florida is packed with paddling opportunities, and many of them are easily accessible. Paddling these waterways provides an eco-friendly opportunity to explore these natural resources with minimum impact to the environment. Check out these 7 family-friendly paddle adventures to explore a piece of wild Florida.
A mist rose from the river as our kayaks slid through the crystal clear water. Our early morning launch from Silver Springs State Park was rewarded by the rowdy antics of a family of rhesus monkeys on a nearby river bank. Feral monkeys in the heart of North Central Florida. This was only the start of our kayaking adventure on the Silver River.
The loud roar rose to a crescendo and I watched as my son and his kayak were swept into the rolling rapids…Paddling Adventures on Juniper Run, the challenging natural water obstacle course in the heart of the Ocala National Forest.