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 monkeys on a nearby river bank. Feral monkeys in the heart of north central Florida. It was a great introduction to the wild life on the Silver River.
The noise of the busy KP Hole faded into the distance and it was just us and the river, paddling through the wide channels cutting through the marshland. Anhinga birds perched on overhanging trees to dry their wet feathers in the early morning sun. Kayaking on Florida’s Rainbow River can be an hour out or an entire day’s adventure. Here are a few tips and tricks to make your adventure a memorable one.
I started my kayaking adventures just before summer started, with visions of glorious days spent on the river, snorkeling in Florida’s crystal clear springs, surrounded by smiling happy children. Yeah, my imagination CAN be over active at times. And all things haven’t gone as cheery and golden as planned. Yeah, no one offers to tell you the bad stuff, so I learned it by sheer initiation. Here are 5 things I wish I had known before I started kayaking:
I’d rather be kayaking. How about you?