Clear Kayak Adventures Through Silver Springs
When Kayaking Through Silver Springs, you can discover different plant and animal life and get a feel for the history of Florida's natural resources. The kayaks are only 17 inches wide, allowing for more interaction with the creatures around you, such as turtles and snakes (you'll want to wear your Crocs). The water is crystal clear.
Blue Spring is near the Manatee Observation area and has been designated an Aquatic Preserve. Nearby is the spring of Rainbow River, which flows from Orange Lake and out to the Gulf of Mexico. In its natural form, this waterway was once a river with rapids. Still, it was modified to keep it navigable for boats after becoming part of a route between St. Augustine and Tampa Bay via the Woodruff Cutoff Canal. You can also visit The Rookery, where birds such as herons, osprey, and eagles build their nests in the branches that hang over the spring basin.
The water gushing out of the ground is colored with red clay and alluvial material from the surrounding land. It is an underground river, and a few shallow pools are perfect for children to learn about nature. A beautiful area for families, Silver Springs, has received recognition for outstanding conservation.