Plan your first eco-adventure in Florida

Plan your first eco-adventure in Florida

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Eco-adventure in Florida

This blog posts is a guest post and is written by Frankie.

There are few places in the world better suited for an eco-adventure for 2023 than Florida. While the Sunshine State might be most famous for its gorgeous golden beaches, its adrenaline-fuelled theme parks, and the glitz and glamour of Miami’s nightlife, there is so much nature everywhere you turn that exploring the great outdoors in Florida is a truly unique experience.

From the underwater treasures of the Florida Keys and the Gulf of Mexico to the vast ecosystem of the Everglades, not to mention the natural springs of central Florida and the Okefenokee Swamp in the north, every corner of the state is rich in natural wonders. So when you are thinking about packing your bags for an eco-adventure this year, why not consider discovering the joys of Florida, and combining exciting natural adventures with warm, sunny weather?

Whether you are cruising from Miami or road-tripping down to Key West, there are amazing things to see and do in Florida’s great outdoors. Here are five of the most amazing places to visit for an eco-adventure in 2023 in Florida.

Snorkel or dive in the Florida Keys

Eco-adventure in Florida

The crystal clear waters that surround the state of Florida are overflowing with an abundance of gorgeous marine life. For snorkelers and divers, the Florida Keys are a paradise. With a wealth of fantastic dive sights and snorkeling locations to explore. From marine State Parks like John Pennekamp Reef and Fort Zachary Taylor to Dry Tortugas National Park and Key West itself, there are stunning places across the archipelago to get below the waves and discover the vibrant coral reefs, colorful tropical fish, sea turtles, and even shipwrecks.

Canoe or kayak in the Everglades

Eco-adventure in Florida

The Everglades are the lungs of Florida, one of the largest subtropical wildernesses in the United States. This vast, sluggish river of grassland and mangrove swamps has an extraordinarily rich biodiversity. It is full of some of the most fascinating creatures that Florida has to offer. Jump on an airboat and explore the channels in search of alligators, manatees, panthers, and a huge variety of bird species. The everglades also have some of the most amazing scenery in the state.

Visit the Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Eco-adventure in Florida

Florida’s natural warm springs are one of the most delightful outdoor experiences you will have. The Ichetucknee Springs State Park is one of the most picturesque spots to explore. There is nothing quite like a relaxing float down the crystal-clear Ichetucknee River, surrounded by lush greenery and native wildlife. This is the perfect way to help you appreciate the understated beauty of Florida’s natural environment.

Take a guided tour of the Okefenokee Swamp

Eco-adventure in Florida

The unique ecosystem of the Okefenokee Swamp is one of the most underrated destinations in Florida. It is a great spot for those who like to get off the tourist trail and discover places that fly a little under the radar. This huge wetland straddles the border of Florida and Georgia. It is a great place to see alligators, exotic birds, and the rare Florida black bear, as well as a wide variety of carnivorous plants!

Visit the St. Augustine Alligator Farm

Eco-adventure in Florida

The Everglades or Okefenokee didn’t satisfy your interest in reptiles? Then a visit to the St Augustine Alligator farm might be the perfect solution. It is a great location to get up close and personal with alligators, crocodiles, and other reptiles in a safe and controlled environment.

Wherever you end up in Florida you are guaranteed to find amazing eco-adventures. With beautiful natural spaces to discover in every corner of the state.

Have you ever been to Florida? Let us know in the comments!

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