Three Great Springs to Explore in the "Sunshine State"
Florida’s expansive coastline and numerous lakes allow residents to enjoy outdoor activities involving water year-round. One popular activity is to visit springs around the state. When visiting these springs, visitors can opt to rent, or bring their own kayak, canoe, or motorboat to go down the water. Many springs have specific pathways you can take, oftentimes allowing visitors to see wildlife, like manatees, as they make their way down the water.
Florida residents who are interested in visiting springs should consider the following locations:
- Weeki Wachee Springs – Located on the west coast, Weeki Wachee Springs attracts many visitors due to its crystal clear waters, its Roger’s Park area, and the wide array of kayak rentals.
- Devil’s Den – This is a particularly unique spring because it’s underground! In order to access the spring, visitors must climb down a set of stairs. The cave and spring are well-lit thanks to natural sunlight pouring in. The average depth is about 53 feet and the water stays at a temperature of 72 degrees year-round.
- Ginnie Springs – Those visiting Ginnie Springs have the option to laze around in the spring swimming areas or go tubing, canoeing, kayaking, or stand-up paddleboarding around the Santa Fe River. Many visitors set up camp around the river and take advantage of the shower and bathroom areas for a more convenient and hassle-free camping experience.
Our apartments near The Villages, FL are only a few hours away from the springs listed above. To learn about other perks of living in our community, contact us today.