Continuing from our last blog post, here are the remaining unique spring break destinations in Florida.
6. Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park
Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park, in Gainesville, is the perfect getaway for the geology enthusiast. This natural landmark has been frequented since the 1880s. Here, you can enjoy hiking and wildlife viewing but the main attraction is the 232-step stairway that leads into a 120ft deep and 500ft across sinkhole where you can view fossils of extinct animals, sea shells, and fossil shark teeth.
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7. Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
If you have never swam with manatees, or swam in one of Florida’s many springs, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge is a must! There are 3 main spring systems in the Wildlife Refuge, but only one is accessible by land. At Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, you can enjoy boating and paddling, guided tours, wildlife viewing, and fishing. The manatee season runs from November thru March, and you can find the Refuge on the east coast of Florida, just north of Tampa.
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8. Florida Caverns State Park
Florida Caverns State Park is the only state park in the state that offers cave tours to the public. At the state park you can also enjoy fishing, boating, and canoeing, at Blue Hole Spring or the Chipola River. Other activities you can enjoy include camping, hiking, and horseback riding. Florida Caverns State Park is located in Marianna, FL northeast of Panama City Beach.
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9. Seacrest Wolf Preserve
Have you ever gotten up close and personal with a wolf? At Seacrest Wolf Preserve, in Chipley, Florida you can do just that. Known as the place “where wolves and humans connect in nature for educational purposes,” the preserve is home to Artic, Gray, and British Columbian wolves. They offer tours on Saturday which are 3 ½ to 4 hours long.
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10. Little Talbot Island State Park
Little Talbot Island State Park is located in Jacksonville, Florida. An undeveloped barrier island, Little Talbot is home to salt marshes, dunes, and maritime forests. You can enjoy viewing an array of wildlife including bobcats, river otters, and marsh rabbits, as well as camping, bicycling, fishing, canoeing, and swimming.
For more information visit Little Talbot Island State Park