Four great rivers to kayak or canoe from a base in Ocala

Florida beaches get all the tourist attention, but some of the state’s most remarkable assets are the aquarium-clear freshwater springs in Central and North Florida. There’s no better way to appreciate their splendid beauty than by kayak or canoe, and winter and spring are the best times to do it. A great place to base yourself for a getaway devoted to paddling the springs and the rivers they form is Ocala. In the Ocala area, you can paddle four rivers in four days and all are well-served by outfitters that rent gear and livery service. At all four, you can launch your own kayaks, too. Beyond the beautiful water and vegetation, on these rivers you have a good chance to see wildlife — from manatees to American eagles to alligators and even monkeys. Read more here >>>

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