It was a beautiful day and we were headed out to somewhere new. Somewhere exciting. No little ones, just me and my husband alone in nature. We headed off to Silver Springs State Park for a kayaking adventure together. Florida has some of the most beautiful springs in the US filled with clear water and an abundance of life. Though Florida is known for being its beaches, resorts, and amusement parks, the life outdoors is just as nice.
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ARRIVING AT SILVER SPRINGS STATE PARK
Silver Springs is like a loop. We decided to rent a tandem kayak (double) at the spring park and do the loop around the spring. It took us about two hours to do it and that was with constantly stopping to take pictures of all the beautiful animals and scenery. I think it’s pretty awesome that they have a good selection of kayaks for rent their and at a pretty decent price. For more info on their kayak and canoe rentals click here.
ABOUT SILVER SPRINGS STATE PARK
Silver Springs is not just a place to kayak but also a place to walk around and enjoy nature on foot. There’s also other things to do such as taking the glass boat out to the spring, going to the water park “Wild Waters,” have events such as weddings or receptions, camping, and hiking. The only thing you can’t do is swim at the spring cause of the alligator population which I am perfectly ok with. I am definitely planning to go back one day to explore the other activities of the park and try to enjoy it to its fullest. If you haven’t gone to Silver Springs yet, I highly recommend it. You won’t regret it.
UPDATE (January 2020): Wild Waters has closed.
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5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
Silver Springs, FL. 34488
WHAT TO BRING
A few things I do recommend on bringing are:
- Comfortable clothes – Remember that Florida is warm so dress to stay cool.
- A hat
- Bug Repellent – I recommend using a deet free one such as this one.
- Sunscreen lotion – I would recommend using a reef safe and all natural sunscreen such as Raw Elements. Use code TWM10 for 10% off.
- Water to drink
- Camera – I used my GoPro Hero 3 during this trip. Check out the new GoPro here. I would also recommend the dive filters to get a clearer picture underwater.
- A change of clothes just in case
- Snacks and a lunch.
- A waterproof bag just in case.
- and a towel.
Don’t forget your other valuables and personal items too such as wallet, phone, keys, etc.
WELL THERE YOU GO…
I really hope this guide is useful to you and that you can enjoy the beauty of Silver Springs on your next trip to Florida. Have you ever been to any of the Florida springs or even Silver Springs? What is your favorite spring to visit? We would love to hear your answers. Let us know in the comments below.
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