Altoona, Florida

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  • Altoona, Florida

    Camp at Alexander Springs

    1 mi / 0 ft gain
    Alexander Springs Recreation Area is an incredible natural area that provides something for any adventure seeker to love.  The main attraction here is the beautiful headspring, which is one of the 27 first magnitude springs here in Florida.  This spring in particular maintains a cool 72 degrees f...
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  • Paisley, Florida

    Hike the St. Francis Yellow Trail

    3 mi / 14 ft gain
    All of the pictures were taken during the epic collaboration between The Outbound Collective and The North Face in the Basecamp Orlando event. Just an hour north of Orlando lies the expansive, diverse, and beautiful Ocala National Forest.  The Ocala National Forest boasts some of the bests hikes ...
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  • Apopka, Florida

    Kayak Extreme Emerald Cut

    3.0
    Start at King's Landing. Here you can either drop your own kayaks in or choose to rent. Kayak/Canoe rentals are $30 for the day. Using your own kayak is $20, if you choose to have them pick you up at Wekiva Springs and shuttle you back. During summer months, get there early (before 11), as they t...
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  • Orange City, Florida

    Swim with Manatees in Blue Spring State Park

    4.3
    Located near Orange City, Florida, Blue Spring State Park is the largest spring on St. Johns River.  Here you can come in and rent full snorkel gear (snorkel, mask, flippers), tubes to lazy river down if that's more your style and many other activities.  At the website you can see all that the pa...
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  • 5271 Florida 19, Florida

    Kayak Silver Glen Springs

    4.0
    Silver Glen Springs is a popular recreational area that has many activities for the entire family. Located in Ocala National Forrest this park sits on a spring leading out to Lake George. You are able rent Kayaks on site and are able to rent them for as long as you would like. There is also a des...
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  • Sanford, Florida

    Black Bear Wilderness Area Trail

    5.0
    7.13 mi / 121 ft gain
    Black Bear Wilderness Area Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Sanford, Florida.
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  • 700-898 South Orlando Avenue, Florida

    Paddle Board to Dog Island

    Starting at Fort Maitland Park, free entrance and parking, unload your water transport unto the designated area. Be mindful of other people as this is a popular spot to unload big boats as well as small crafts. In general, it is easy to get out of the bay made by the lake on this particular spot,...
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  • Silver Springs, Florida

    Paddle Silver Springs State Park

    5.0
    Silver Springs State Park is rich with history dating back to the 1500’s when it was first settled by the Timucua Indians. This area has also been explored by the Spanish and was once a settlement of the Seminole Indians.  Native American relics can be seen at the museum located in the park or wh...
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  • Silver Springs, Florida

    Hike the Bear-N-Oak Trail to Indian Lake

    1.4 mi
    The adventure begins at the main trailhead and parking area for The Bear-N-Oak hiking trail. Located on the East side of County Rd 35 just north of Baseline and Hwy 326 intersection. Grab everything in the packing list and prepare to enjoy a leisurely hike through some of Central Florida's most b...
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  • Orlando, Florida

    Little Econ Greenway

    4.0
    6.94 mi / 387 ft gain
    Little Econ Greenway is a point-to-point trail located near Orlando, Florida. The greenway stretches from Forsyth Road to the Alafaya Trail and has opportunities for fishing, paddling, and picnicking along the route. There are easy parking and stopping points along the route as well such as Econ ...
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  • Clermont, Florida

    Hike the Lake Louisa State Park Trail

    4.0
    6.2 mi / 150 ft gain
    This trail is accessible to hikers, cyclists, equestrians and dogs. It takes you through open Florida landscape enlivened by wildflowers and also takes you past Dixie and Bear Lakes on the way to the much larger Lake Louisa. The trail is out-and-back, so you can go the whole way or choose do just...
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  • Oviedo, Florida

    Hike through the Econ River Wilderness Area

    5.0
    2.6 mi / 26 ft gain
    The Econ River Wilderness Trail is a largely unnoticed section of preserved land, although it is just 1.5 miles away from University of Central Florida and nestled between residential communities.  This trail might not be the most interesting or dramatic trail in all of Central Florida, but what ...
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  • New Smyrna Beach, Florida

    Hike the Turtle Mound Trail

    1 mi / 35 ft gain
    After first entering Canaveral National Seashore, this is the stop of many hiking options in the park. We walked in toward Mosquito Lagoon and found three well spaced picnic tables and two paths.A path along the lagoon that is well marked to preserve the ecology. We tried this one but it was flo...
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Camping and Lodging in Altoona

Lake Dorr Cabin
Altoona, Florida

Lake Dorr Cabin

Clearwater Lake Rec Area
Paisley, Florida

Clearwater Lake Rec Area

Alexander Springs Rec Area
Altoona, Florida

Alexander Springs Rec Area

Buck Lake Group Campground
Altoona, Florida

Buck Lake Group Campground

Big Scrub Campground
Umatilla, Florida

Big Scrub Campground

Doe Lake Group Site
Umatilla, Florida

Doe Lake Group Site

Guides, Insights and Stories from Altoona

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