manatees swimming in green spring water under foliage

Sea Cow Snuggle Season

St. Johns River Cruises @ Blue Spring State Park Things to Do in Central Florida Florida or Bust It’s officially manatee snuggle season, and the big squishies are out in full force throughout Central Florida’s springs huddling in the waters to keep warm!  No other spring has quite the reputation for manatee spotting like Blue Spring State Park in Orange City. With nearly 500 snuggly … Continue reading Sea Cow Snuggle Season

large American alligator and small crocodile with duckweed covering face

Smooth Waters Wildlife Park – Deleon Springs

Text // Photos by Kelsey Walters After a While, Crocodile Living in Florida, we all know about alligators. We joke to visitors that they are just as much a part of our daily lives as squirrels, but in reality, unless we are encroaching on their territory, we don’t often get an up-close experience. A new wildlife park is offering the chance to really get to … Continue reading Smooth Waters Wildlife Park – Deleon Springs

Canaveral National Seashore

Canaveral National Seashore Changes Entrance Fees

Entrance Fees Increase at Canaveral National Seashore The National Park Service (NPS) announced Canaveral National Seashore will modify its entrance fees to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the visitor experience. Effective January 1, 2019 the entrance fees to the park will be $15 per vehicle or $10 per motorcycle and $5 per pedestrian/bicycle for a 7-day visit. An annual park … Continue reading Canaveral National Seashore Changes Entrance Fees

Sing Out Loud Festival

Sing Out Loud Festival is the largest FREE music festival in the state of Florida. You read that right – FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL. The city of St. Augustine hosts this month-long music fest during the four weekends in September. This year they are celebrating the third anniversary of the festival and it is the biggest to date! From September 1-23, there will be over 270 … Continue reading Sing Out Loud Festival

Homosassa Springs

All Florida’s Creatures…Plus a Hippo! Florida is well-known for many things. Sometimes we get a bad rep, but for the most part we are home to some pretty awesome and unique stuff. It’s hard to travel across the state without seeing at least an image of a West Indian manatee, or if you’re lucky, spotting one in person. Plenty of Central Florida’s springs are home to hundreds of manatees, especially in the colder months when they flock to the consistent temperatures of the natural water.

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