Your mom called. Again. She wants you to know that those flowers and Hallmark cards are nice and all, but what she really wants is for you to spend a little time with her at a Florida State Park.
Lucky you - the good Florida State Parks folks have made it easy on your wallet, too. Visit on Mother's Day and get half off the regular admission fee, freeing up some of your hard-earned cash for a stop for lunch after a kayaking trip, a short hike or a stroll at a freshwater spring. Here are four Florida State Parks that are perfect for a Mother's Day trip:
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park - Take a river boat cruise down the Weeki Wachee River, and don't miss the live mermaid show.
Bahia Honda State Park - Have a beach picnic in paradise, or take a snorkeling tour to the reef at Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary.
Oscar Scherer State Park - Take a kayak or canoe trip on scenic South Creek, or enjoy a bike ride on up to 15 miles of trails.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park - Turn back time to the 1930s on a visit to Cross Creek. Tour the homestead and gardens with seasonal vegetables, herbs and flowers.
Those are just a few ideas - there's plenty more to enjoy in Florida's award-winning state parks system. To find a park near you, visit www.floridastateparks.org. Have fun!