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Hit the Springs

Poe Springs is one of many springs along the Santa Fe River in High Springs, FL. This spring is turquoise in color compared to the deep blue color of the nearby Gilchrist Blue Springs but is just as refreshing to take a dip.

Walk across the 800ft boardwalk through the cypress at Manatee Springs State Park to view this first-magnitude spring and hopefully spot some manatees in the winter months. Take a dip in the water to cool off during the warmer summer months.

Zip Line through the Canyons

If you have never been to The Canyons Zip Line and Adventure Park, it is truly astounding! Located in Ocala is the state’s highest, longest, and fastest zip line that takes you soaring 1,150ft high across a vast spring-fed lake.

Pool Party

If you are lucky enough to have your own pool, then this is a great at-home activity, but for those who are not so blessed, you can host your pool party at Black Prong Equestrian Village where you can relax in the beach entrance pool and grab a drink from the tiki bar on the weekends!

Visit Black Prong

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Plan an over-the-top picnic at Depot Park

Grab your friends and book a picnic with PiknicGNV at Depot Park for sunset! Packages can be set up at any local park and come with all the cozy decor and can also include your preferred snacks!

Have a Beach Day

Fort Island Beach is a small beach on the gulf coast in Crystal River. With lovely sunset views, picnic tables, restrooms and a long pier to walk out and spot wildlife, this local favorite is a great spot for a quick beach trip.

On the opposite coast, Crescent Beach is a popular destination for beachgoers in the St. Augustine area. Located right off the historic A1A, the area has plenty of shops and restaurants and an old Florida feel.

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Tube Down the River

Ichetuckneee is Florida’s best river for tubing, with lots of options to rent tubes and shuttles to take you to the drop-off point and bring you back to your car.

UF Bat Houses

Visit the world’s largest occupied bat houses and see the bats emerge at night! They usually take flight 15-20 minutes after sunset so plan accordingly and watch as over 450,000 bats depart for their evening of hunting insects.

Tailgate a Polo Match

The Ocala Polo Club has a Saturday summer series that is fun and educational to watch! It is free to spectate and you will learn all about this exciting sport while you watch, you can even participate in the time-honored polo tradition of stomping the divets!