Nature / Outdoors
A beautiful hidden gem of a park, Kraft Azalea Garden is a great piece of Florida nature. Enjoy the oak trees and hanging moss. Read a book while enjoying the cool breeze from the lake. You won't find many people there!
It’s free, it’s wild feeling, it’s got a nice abandoned vibe — what’s not to love? Mead Gardens boardwalk is usually empty and a beautiful place for an evening run. It feels like you’re away from the city and exploring nature. You run over little creeks and around the brush. Jog along a little creek and through the woods and wild flowers. Running the jogging trail only takes about 20 minutes, but if you do it twice, it’s quite a bit of a run.
Where in the world is Dunnellon Florida?! It’s not that far. It’s actually only one hour from Orlando, and it’s got a STUNNING spring called Rainbow Springs Florida. It’s the 4th largest spring in Florida. And good news! There’s usually not many people there at all. Because it is a full one hour car ride away, this dissuades pretty much ALL tourists. (A good thing, dear readers.) There are 2 options for Rainbow springs. Option #1 – Canoe / Kayak / Tubing ...
Bring a picnic, bring friends. There is room for everybody and the open spaces leave room for beautiful breezes that roll over the fields. We regularly play impromptu ultimate frisbee on weekends or a late Wednesday night, you’ll see dog walkers and kids passing one another on the paved path. Enjoy some quiet Florida outdoors with families here.