Florida is home to the largest concentration of underground springs in the world, offering a wide variety of recreational opportunities such as swimming, scuba diving, paddle trails, camping, fishing and summer escapes.

Clear turquoise water along Silver River. (Photo: Bonnie Gross)
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Silver Springs State Park: Famous spring plus cabins, hiking, history

If you haven’t experienced Florida’s most famous spring, you’re missing one of the most beautiful spots in Florida. This weekend, Ocali Country Days, a special living-history festival, will re-create the Ocala of the 1800s. Year-round, this park has it all: kayaking, hiking, glass-bottom boat rides, horseback riding and terrific cabins.