If your life revolves in any way around an academic calendar, then you know it's Spring Break season. While the beach is always a classic Spring Break option, you might want to try something different. So Ellison and I decided to put together a list of fun family activities that incorporate the natural side of Florida. That being said, the picture below is of Ellison at the beach with her cousins many Spring Breaks ago. Adorable. So, the suggestions below are very general ideas - just click on the link to get more regionally specific details. We're going to be hitting up the springs - probably Blue Springs - next week to do some canoeing (and hopefully have a manatee sighting or two).
Here are ways to explore the more natural side of Florida this Spring Break:There are a number of u-pick farms offering all sorts of fruit throughout the state. Kids love to pick fruit, y'all. They just do.
Florida has more freshwater springs than any other state. And we also have manatees. Enough said.
*image courtesy of nationalgeographic.com
. Spring is a great time to catch the migratory birds before they fly north for the summer.
* Image courtesy of bioexpedition.com
* Image courtesy of deepcreekstables.net
In addition, there are numerous state and national parks, monuments and historic sites throughout the state that are beautiful this time of year. While this list is Florida-specific, there are sure to be similar options in your area. Just check your local Department of Agriculture website for natural activities in your state.
See you back here soon!
My family and I love to get outside and explore every chance we get. My daughter and I started this blog as a way to chronicle not only the places we have visited, but also as a way to preserve our time together. We hope you enjoy it and will make a little time for a hike with friends!