The weather here is heating up fast. For my family and many others, that means it’s time to hit the great outdoors and take advantage of all the beauty and opportunities for adventure that Mother Nature has waiting for us. Living in the Panhandle of Florida, I am always looking for great Florida Travel destinations that offer a quick weekend getaway and plenty of outdoor activities for my family. Ocala/Marion County offers the best of both worlds with its close proximity and wealth of opportunities for outdoor fun. Check out how you can enjoy the perfect outdoor family vacation in Ocala/Marion County this Mother’s Day.
With countless miles of trails spread throughout the area, families who enjoy hiking can find plenty to do in Ocala/Marion County. The extensive Florida Trail winds its way through the area, and provides an easy way to see the beauty of the area as well as opportunities for birding and other wildlife viewing.
Few places in the state offer more beautiful kayaking scenery than Ocala/Marion County. With its abundance of fresh water Springs, the crystal clear water that stays cool all year long provides an amazing backdrop for a trip with the family. Don’t have your own kayak or canoe? No worries, there are a wide range of rental facilities and even organized tours for beginners.
For those families who might be seeking a little adventure, Ocala/Marion County has you covered. Zip lining has always been a favorite in our family, and where else would be better to experience zipping in Florida that at Canyons Zip Line and Canopy Tours, who feature the longest zipline across water in the U.S.A..
My oldest son is an avid fisherman, No trip for us would be complete without a day spent fishing by the water. If you have a fisherman in your family, then you are sure to find activities to please them in Ocala/Marion County. With some of the best bass fishing in the state, you will find no shortage of bodies of water to cast your line in. Or, sign up for a chartered trip with a local captain who knows right where to find the best places to find award-winning catches.
Choose Your Accommodation
Whether you are like my family and prefer camping or a stay in a rustic cabin or you prefer all of the pleasure of modern amenities, Ocala/Marion County has accommodation options to fit your needs. Quaint bed and breakfasts, vacation rentals, top hotels and family friendly camping are widely available so that your family can choose the perfect Ocala/Marion County Lodging option for their next vacation.
There is no better time to visit Florida than in the Spring. The weather is lovely, and the plants and animals are emerging from their Winter rest. Take a break from the traditional beach vacation and come explore the wild outdoors with Ocala/Marion County Activities this Spring!