The Best Canoeing in Florida

Looking for the best canoeing in Florida? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Florida. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

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Top canoeing spots in and near Florida

  • Vernon, Florida

    Paddle to Cypress Spring

    3.8
    1 mi
    Starting at Cotton Landing, you paddle about a quarter of a mile downstream until you encounter the spring run to the right/north. Another tenth of a mile or so up the run will take you to one of the most beautiful spring-fed swimming holes you will ever find. Fed by a 2nd magnitude spring, this ...
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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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  • Weeki Wachee, Florida

    Paddle the Weeki Wachee River

    4.2
    The Weeki Wachee River begins its 7.4-mile journey at the world famous Weeki Wachee spring. Named by the Seminole Indians who inhabited the land around the body of water in the early 1800s, Weeki Wachee means “winding river” or “little spring.” One of Florida’s 33 first magnitude springs, the und...
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  • Ponce de Leon, Florida

    Snorkel & Dive at Vortex Spring

    5.0
    SCUBA & Free Diving: Established in 1972 by Doc and Ruth Dockery, Vortex Spring is home to the Red & White "Diver Down" Flag and is one of the largest diving facilities in the state of Florida, with 28 million gallons of crystal "gin" clear water daily at a year round temperature of 68 de...
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  • Homestead, Florida

    Paddle the 9 Mile Pond Canoe Trail

    If you only do one thing in the Everglades, I highly recommend canoeing through the mangrove and lake meadows of 9 mile pond. I had thought the Everglades would have been swampy, but they are in fact "glades" or open meadows in a forest.We decided to rent canoes from the concessionaire near the ...
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  • New Smyrna Beach, Florida

    Kayak Camp in Canaveral National Seashore

    Drive South on Atlantic Avenue in New Smyrna Beach until you see the guard shack. Pay the $5 entrance fee. Parking area #7 is a good place to start. Canoe rentals are available (weather permitting) for campsites #1-#5 only. Canoe rentals are $25 per night and available to individuals 18 years and...
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  • Vernon, Florida

    Freedive at Cypress Spring

    5.0
    Cypress Spring is only accessible by water due to it being surrounded by private property, so bring your canoe, kayak, SUP, or boat to one of the many landings along Holmes Creek. The shortest and easiest way to get to the spring is to launch your vessel at Cotton Landing. From there, it is a sho...
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  • Ochopee, Florida

    Paddle The Everglades' Wilderness Waterway

    The Wilderness Waterway in the Everglades National Park can be navigated either by kayak or canoe. This is an endurance voyage that typically takes upwards of 10 days if you are solo-canoeing. The voyage can take significantly less time if using a kayak or a multi-person powered canoe. This route...
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  • Christmas, Florida

    Paddle the St. Johns River from East Orlando

    Paddling along the St. Johns river is the perfect relaxing escape that lets you see the real Florida.  Bring your Kayak, Canoe, or SUP to explore on one of the few rivers worldwide that flows North.  Just 45 minutes from Downtown Orlando, this adventure is great for someone who either wants to se...
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  • Vero Beach, Florida

    Kayak Round Island

    5.0
    Florida receives plenty of attention from tourists, but rarely is it for its outdoor recreation. However, the intercoastal waterways that run up and down much of the state are fantastic places to grab a kayak and hit the water on a sunny afternoon (they get a lot of those). Round Island Beach Par...
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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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  • 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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  • Miami, Florida

    Mountain Bike or Kayak at the Virginia Key North Point Trails

    5.0
    8.2 mi / 36.5 ft gain
    Virginia Key North Point Trails offers 8.2 of mountain bike trails ranging from novice to advanced and expert. There is a variety of cool features and bridges to ride on, overlooking the beach and Downtown Miami. The trails are constantly maintained as there are volunteers every weekend. Virginia...
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