Florida is quite large of a state, making it easy for anyone who is indecisive to get confused on where to go if you want to go kayaking. There are many bays and rivers all across the state, but here are some of the places that I have found that are great places to go if you want to kayak in central Florida.
Indian River Lagoon
Indian River Lagoon is located in the eastern part of central Florida, along the Palm Coast. While the area is a Lagoon, you are actually more likely to find manatees than you are to find an alligator due to its closeness to civilization. This is also a great fishing spot, so don’t forget your gear if you love to do so!
Weedon Island Preserve is a Native American reservation, however, it has a marked kayaking trail that is about two miles long. There are also plenty of spots set up for a picnic along the river, if you want to stop and eat something you brought along. The only problem with this trail is as the tunnels are man-made, you can really only go on it at low tide.
Wekiva Springs State Park is in central Florida, and is only about half an hour north of Orlando. The river is very calm, and you usually get to see many different types of birds, fish, and some turtles. You can also see some of the vegetation, mostly including water flowers, and Spanish moss. However, this river has alligators so be careful about that.
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Gayle Channing is a consumate adventurer. He makes an effort to travel just about everywhere he can and catalog his voyages for The Wilderness Review.