One of the many advantages of living in Florida is being able to be outdoors year-round and interact with animals and nature. During the “winter,” manatees will come inland to find warmer water as temperatures below 60 degrees can kill them. Just north of Orlando is Blue Springs State Park, which is a designated manatee refuge during November-April. With temperatures in the low 80s, today seemed ideal to take a trip.
Entrance fees for cars is just $6 ($4 if you’re alone), making a visit an affordable activity for all. The park is open from 8am until sundown, 365 days a year. There is a limit as to how many cars can enter, so it is better to get there earlier rather than later.
As always, I feel pictures are worth more than words, so enjoy!
If you’re in the area during November-April, Blue Springs is a lovely day trip. Overall, it took about two hours to leisurely walk and see the sights. However, you could make a day of it if you pack a lunch and rent a canoe or kayak. Despite my extremely reasonable fear of fish, I was willing to rent a canoe, but someone said no. I won’t name any names.
If you have any questions about Blue Springs that I didn’t answer here, please don’t hesitate to email me and I’ll do my best to respond.
Hope your weekend was remarkable,