Fodor's Expert Review DeLeon Springs State Park

Northeast Coast Park (National/State/Provincial)
The spring water at this lovely park 15 minutes north of the city, constantly at 72°F, might make swimming here a bit chilly, but there are plenty of other attractions if you're not up for it. The four-mile Wild Persimmon Hiking Trail cuts through areas inhabited by deer, turkey, wild boar, and Florida black bears. Visitors can take a 50-minute eco-history boat tour, walk through a butterfly garden, and rent canoes and kayaks. Need some fuel for all these activities? Start the day at the on-site Sugar Mill Restaurant, where you make your own pancakes on a table-top griddle.
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601 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Florida  32130, USA

386-985–4212

www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/de-leon-springs-state-park

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