There’s nothing quite like waking up on the beach and listening to gentle waves lap the shore just a few steps away.
Kayak & Canoe
Frog Creek in Palmetto is a scenic kayak trail that offers two different experiences. It starts with a shady Old Florida river with Live oak trees and Spanish moss, but then leads to more open salt water and mangrove tunnels. Guest writer Ed Higgins gives the details.
The waterways along the Intracoastal in New Smyrna Beach are a terrific place to explore by kayak or SUP. Richard Barrett shares some of his favorite routes — places you might overlook when going to the popular beaches in the area.
Caladesi Island State Park, off the coast of Clearwater and Dunedin, has been called the best beach in America. What’s even better? Kayaking to Caladesi and seeing wonderful wildlife along the way.
This gorgeous, wild, winding river is well-known in Florida, but can only be paddled when water levels are high enough — and that’s right NOW. This river belongs on the bucket list of those who love the Florida outdoors.
Juniper just might be the most pristine spring-fed river in Florida. It’s also stunningly beautiful and easy to kayak. On a hot day, the 72-degree water and shaded run help keep you comfortable.
It’s easy to feel transported to another time and place when visiting Silver Springs State Park in Ocala.
On dark summer nights in the Mosquito Lagoon near Titusville, the water glows from bioluminescent plankton. Kayak tours help visitors see the spectacular light show.
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is a great destination: You can enjoy so many activities in one place – kayaking, surf-fishing & a one-mile-long powdery-white sand beach with shaded picnic tables nearby.
Wekiva Falls RV Resort may be the largest campground in the state, a small city tucked into an amazing wilderness with a spectacular river.
BOYNTON BEACH — About 260 species of birds and waterfowl find their way here throughout the year, and you can find them by hiking, biking or paddling the canoe trail.
It’s rare in Florida to find a loop trail for kayaks and this one, with three lakes, two creeks and a canal, is a challenge. The 11-mile trail circles the state park.