Things To Do in Tarpon Springs

A statue of a sponge fisherman in the historic sponge docks, Tarpon Springs, Florida

Tarpon Springs is a hidden gem in Florida’s nature coast. It’s conveniently located near several of the largest cities in Florida, and is a great alternative to the stereotypical list of “Things to do in Florida”. Tarpon Springs is a fantastic weekend getaway for Florida locals who want to explore an interesting place, or a … Read more

Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs, Florida

Tarpon Springs is a small coastal town on Florida’s central Gulf of Mexico coast.  Tarpon Springs is known for many unique elements, including its: Historic sponge docks Cute, historic downtown area Fascinating sponge diving history Large population of Greek-American residents Strong influence of Greek culture Tarpon Springs has more than 51 miles of waterfront, mostly … Read more

Silver Springs State Park

Silver Springs State Park Aerial Photo

Silver Springs State Park is a 4000-acre recreational paradise in Central Florida. The park includes Silver Spring, the Silver River, and surrounding forest areas. Visitors come to experience its gorgeous blue springs and famous glass bottom boats. Location Silver Springs State Park is located in Silver Springs, Florida, just outside of Ocala National Forest.  Silver … Read more

The Villages

aerial photo of the villages, florida

The Villages® is one of the largest retirement communities in Florida.  All combined The Villages cover more than 80 square miles, which is equivalent to more than 51,200 acres. Amazingly, The Villages is still growing, and is one of the fastest growing cities in Florida. Most people imagine The Villages as a single block of … Read more

Blue Springs State Park

Blue Springs State Park

Blue Springs State Park is one of the best state parks in Florida. It is a favorite spot for nature lovers and water activities.  Blue Springs State Park offers a wide variety of things to do, including: Tubing Swimming Manatee viewing Birdwatching Wildlife viewing Hiking Scuba diving Kayaking and canoeing Picnicking There are full-service facilities … Read more

Sanlando Springs

Sanlando Springs near Orlando

Sanlando Springs is a natural spring near Orlando, in central Florida.  In the past Sanlando Springs was a major regional attraction. For much of the 1900s, Sanlando Springs was one of the most popular things to do near Orlando. Natural springs were especially in the summertime when they were the only refuges from the hot … Read more

Treehouse Spring

Treehouse Spring, Santa Fe River, Florida

Treehouse Spring is a spring near High Springs, Florida. It’s one of many springs on the Santa Fe River, and is designated as an Outstanding Florida Spring.  Treehouse Spring was once a first magnitude spring, but has suffered from reduced water flow in recent years.  The water flow in Treehouse Spring is drastically reduced because … Read more

Alexander Springs

Alexander Springs

Alexander Springs is one of the best springs in Florida. The spring’s water is clean and incredibly clear.  The bottom is mostly sand, with some exposed limestone and areas of aquatic grasses, which are important for the springs’ water quality and environmental health.  Alexander Springs is one of 27 first-magnitude springs in Florida, and is … Read more

Rainbow Springs

Rainbow Springs

Rainbow Springs is one of the most beautiful springs in Florida. The water is crystal clear and the surrounding environment is beautiful.  There are many things to do in Rainbow Springs, including kayaking, tubing, paddleboarding, picnicking, and more. Rainbow Springs forms the headwaters of the beautiful Rainbow River, which flows from north to south, and … Read more

Fern Hammock Springs

Fern hammock springs, ocala national forest

Fern Hammock Springs is a beautiful spring in Ocala National Forest, in central Florida. The spring is stunningly beautiful. The spring features unusual natural features, including exceptionally clear water and numerous sand boils. Fern Hammock Spring is a second-magnitude spring. Can you swim in Fern Hammock Springs? Sadly, visitors cannot swim in Fern Hammock Springs’ … Read more

Little River Springs

Little River Springs, Florida

Little River Springs is a popular natural spring in north west Florida. It is located off of the Suwannee River in O’Brien, Florida, in an area known as “Spring Country”.  Little River Springs is a popular destination for swimming, cave diving, picnicking and more. Dangers in Little River Springs Natural bodies of water always carry … Read more

Weeki Wachee Springs

Weeki wachee springs state park mermaid show

Weeki Wachee Springs is a popular spring in central Florida. Weeki Wachee Springs was once privately owned, but the spring became a Florida state park in 2008. Weeki Wachee Springs is located near Orlando and Tampa, making it a popular destination for many visitors. Weeki Wachee Springs is most famous for mermaid shows, its spring-fed … Read more

Hornsby Spring

Hornsby Spring

Hornsby Spring was once a beautiful 1st magnitude spring, and one of the best springs in Florida. Today Hornsby Spring has stopped flowing because of damage and over-pumping of the Florida Aquifer.  Hornsby spring also suffers from excessive nitrate pollution, caused by sewage, fertilizer and other contaminants. The story of Hornsby Springs was told in … Read more

Seven Sisters Spring

seven sisters springs underwater caves, chassahowitzka river

Seven Sisters Spring is one of the best springs in Florida, and one of the most beautiful. Seven Sisters Spring is part of the Chassahowitzka Springs Group, and is located on the Chassahowitzka River. Seven Sisters Spring is popular for many activities, including swimming, snorkeling, manatee viewing, kayaking, and canoeing. Video of Seven Sisters Spring, … Read more

Kelly Park/Rock Springs

Rock Springs Run near the headspring in Kelly Park, Apopka, Florida

Kelly Park/Rock Springs is one of the most beautiful springs in Florida. The main attraction at Rocks Springs is a gorgeous natural Florida spring and spring run, which is great for tubing. Many people describe Rock Springs as Orlando’s natural lazy river, which is a great description! Rock Springs/Kelly Park is less than 30 miles … Read more

Devil’s Den Spring

Devil's Den Cavern in Williston Florida

Devil’s Den Spring is a natural spring located in central Florida. It’s a unique spot because it’s located inside an underground cavern. Devil’s Den is privately owned, and is operated as a SCUBA diving and snorkeling site. Warning! Unless you plan ahead and get lucky, the cavern will probably be crowded. It may not live … Read more

Brooksville

A historic home in Brooksville, Florida

Brooksville is often called the “Real Florida” and is representative of how the state used to be decades ago.  One refreshing thing about Brooksville is that it actually has hills and elevation changes!  Many of the hills in and around Brooksville are beautiful, rolling green pastures.  Some hills are more dramatic than others, and may … Read more