If you like the water, scallops for dinner and fun, just head up to Crystal River and hire a boat to take you out in the shallow waters of the bay to gather scallops.
There is a lot of exquisite scenery in Florida. The tall green forests of northern Florida, the palm studded coasts in the southwest, the blue waters where the Gulf meets the Atlantic Ocean in the Keys, the magnificence of the St. John’s River in the northeast to the crystal clear springs throughout the state – just amazing sights. However, if there is one region that convinces you that God is an unequaled artist, it would be the Nature Coast of Florida.
If you have a weekend retreat on your mind, this is a place to get away from city life or beach life. The lake supports a large swimming area – but I warn you about the temperature of spring water! There are great trails around the river along with canoe rentals nearby. If you must stray from the park, you are 30 minutes from Tallahassee, 30 minutes from St. Marks on the gulf and less than 90 minutes from Apalachicola, Florida, the former oyster capital of Florida.
Florida is blessed with hundreds of springs. Most are in the forests and wooded ares of northern Florida. In fact, one of the largest preserves in the state is the Ocala National Forest. Just before you enter the federal reserve, in Ocala, Florida there is a spring called Silver Springs.