Looking for a place to visit Santa? By-pass the shopping crowds and head out to a Florida state park! These parks have transformed their gardens into fantasy wonderlands, just for you, so grab your kids and head outdoors to one of these state park Christmas events!
Florida State Parks
From waterfalls to underwater caverns, turn of the century farms to modern overlooks, beaches to prairies. Florida has a vast variety of State Parks for the whole family to enjoy. So grab your kids and get outside! Here are 11 Florida State Parks that you will love.
Florida just opened it’s 175th State Park- a slice of natural Florida located on the Santa Fe River. But Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park has been a favorite local swimming hole for a long time…
A huge black winged bird swooped across our path and landed neatly on the picnic table in front of us. The ebony reptilian rolls around the bird’s neck jiggled as the creature leaned forward and peered into the blue and white striped canvas sack standing on the table top. I watched with a mixture of horror and fascination as the animal I recognized to be a turkey vulture, stuck his glossy beak into the bag and pulled out a piece of bread.
“Mom, do something,” my son urged.
Scramble up rocks, explore tidal pools, and dodge the giant driftwood forest at Big Talbot Island State Park, one of the last undeveloped barrier islands in Florida
The Florida weather was cool, but the sun was bright during our expedition at Rainbow Springs State Park near the small town of Dunnellon, but that did not stop the brave hearted from swimming in the 72F springhead. Brrr. Okay, so they were from Quebec, so they probably thought it was downright hot…