8 Of The Best Nature Escapes To Explore In Florida With The Most Enchanting Views
From field of fireflies to glowing waters, the Sunshine State is beautiful!
The Sunshine State, mostly known for being a tropical paradise, is so much more than beachy views, gators, and Florida Man headlines. If you know where you look, you can immerse yourself in some really cool places to go in Florida that will give you breathtaking nature views.
From sparkling crystal clear blue springs to miniature rainforests, wild biking ramp filled trails shrouded in shade and romantic canopy-covered pathways, you'll find a little bit of it all on this list.
Without further adieu, here are 8 of the best nature escapes in Florida that will give you the most enchanting views.
Blue Spring State Park
Price: $6 per vehicle
Address: 2100 W French Avenue, Orange City, FL
Why You Need To Go: From crystal clear blue springs for snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming toin the winter and even , this state park is stunning year-round.
Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge
Price: $10 daily fee, or $25 for a year-long pass.
Address: Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge; put J76M+2R Titusville, Florida into Google Maps.
GPS coordinates to the Visitor Center are 28.641467 and -80.735842 or Latitude 28 38' 29.28" N, Longitude 80 44' 9.03" W
Why You Need To Go: A breathtaking wildlife preserve secluded on the east coast. Surrounded by island views and wild animals you'll feel like one with nature, and it's even one of the only places in the world you can actually see bioluminance — go on aand watch the water glow beneath you as you paddle.
Alafia River State Park
Price: $5 per vehicle.
Address: 14326 County Rd. 39, Lithia, FL
The Thatcher Road entrance periodically closes due to flooding. If you would like more information, the park office can be reached at 813-672-5320.
Why You Need To Go:that are perfect for adrenaline junkies and nature lovers alike. If you'd rather hike, they have plenty of magical trails overgrown with lush green canopied sights worth trekking too.
Silver Springs State Park
Price: $2 park admission, $4 kayak or canoe launch fee if you bring your own.
Single kayaks can be rented at $15/hour, $20/2 hours, or $40 for the whole day.
Tandem kayaks are $20/hour, $30/2 hours, or $45 for the whole day.
Address: 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL
Why You Need To Go: Crystal clear blue springs and jungle-like views will transport you a natural nature oasis. You may run intowhile on your hike through the trees — you can even too!
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
Price: $5 per vehicle
Address: 6400 N Ocean Shore Blvd, Palm Coast, FL
Why You Need To Go: Only a, and well worth it too. The scenery with magical sweeping tree branches covered in hanging moss. The edges of this park boast coastal views and one of the largest displays of exposed sedimentary strata rock that create a unique beachy ocean paradise, similar to the views at .
Kelly Park/Rock Springs Run
Price: $3 per vehicle seating 1-2 people; for 3-8 people it's only $5. If your group is larger than 8 people it's $1 per additional person.
Address: 400 E Kelly Park Rd Apopka, FL
Why You Need To Go:, this breathtaking spring and river run that will wind you through the of Kelly Park. The is a visitor favorite, offering some of the most serene sensations surrounded by nature.
The Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park
Price: $4 per vehicle that seats up to 8 people. Pedestrians or bicyclists get in even cheaper for a mere $2.
Address: 4732 Millhopper Rd., Gainesville, FL
Why You Need To Go: The; a was constructed after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on the grounds. The hiking trails above ground are just as beautiful, giving you 2 views for the price of 1.
Price: $30 per vehicle for a 7-day pass, individual entry for pedestrians or paddle-boaters is $15. If you plan to be a frequent Everglade go-er, they offer an annual pass for $55 as well.
Address: 40001 State Road 9336 Homestead, FL
Why You Need To Go: As the, the views here are so diverse and breathtaking: you can find something new on each visit. They have one , have an experience where you can actually , and the park is even .
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and explore some of the best nature views that the Sunshine State has to offer. If you're looking for more fun things to do in Florida, you can visit theseor unlock your inner Indiana Jones by exploring these .
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