The shores of South Walton Caves. Coral Reefs. Wild rapids. These are just a few of the incredible geologic landmarks in Florida, and guess what. These unique and grand natural destinations are easily accessible via a short walk or boat ride. Have your camera handy – these locations will bring out your inner Ansel Adams.
Here are some of the best of the best places to experience the jaw-dropping beauty of the Sunshine State:
Northwest Florida's Coastal Dune Lakes
Florida Caverns State Park
Devil’s Millhopper State Park
Big Shoals State Park
Blowing Rocks Preserve
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
If You Go
For the most part, these destinations are considered “soft” adventures, and you shouldn’t need much in the way of special skills or equipment. For diving trips, you’ll need to be certified. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park offers a full range of certification courses. Snorkeling trips are also available. As for the other locations, wear comfortable clothing and bring along a basic kit for a day outdoors – water, sunscreen, basic first aid, cell phone and camera.