The summer weather is fast approaching and the area around the shop is the perfect place in Florida to beat the heat! We are in the middle of a natural wonderland of spring water that is scarcely seen anywhere else on earth. No matter where you visit in addition to your time at the shop, we will be happy to store your instrument while you are enjoying nature to protect the instrument from the heat. For visits on days the shop is closed, please call or email to make an appointment ahead of time.
Some of our favorite parks to visit are O'Leno State Park, which has nature trails, sinkholes, and river swamps.
High Springs is home to Blue Springs: 250 acres of wild Florida with a boardwalk along the stream to the Santa Fe River. It is a beautiful spring with a dock overlook and allowing for swimming, picnicking, tubing, canoeing, camping, and hiking.
Poe Springs, open Thursday through Sunday, is a free park with a rather large spring right along the Santa Fe River and is open to the public. This park allows for swimming and picnicking.
Ginnie Springs is a diver’s paradise that has multiple springs for swimming and caves for diving, as well as river frontage. This park is one of the most beautiful in the state for sure.
For all your river needs, Anderson’s Outdoor Adventures in High Springs offer full service canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and tubes for rental coving 55 miles of river. Guided tours are also available. You can take to the river and be picked up later, no need to worry about towing your canoe and just enjoy the water.
Finally, and most endorsed by the shop, is Ichetucknee Springs State Park. The Ichetucknee River is a crystal clear spring fed river that is Florida's natural lazy river. The park offers swimming, snorkeling, hiking, diving, paddling, tubing, and lots of wildlife. The best part is the 45 minute, 1 3/4 hour, and 3 1/2 hour floating trips down the river. Contact the park before visiting (for the 3.5 hour) as the river reachers capacity early some days.