5 Easy to See Natural Wonder Day Trips when Staying at Fisherman’s Cove RV Resort
Central Florida is home to many exciting, easy to see, natural wonder. Even in the heat of summer you can plan to visit these locations that do not require much in physical effort to explore. We have put together a short list of day trips easily traveled to from a “home base” at Fisherman’s Cove RV Resort in Tavares, Florida. We want you to see how beautiful Florida is! 4 out of 5 of these trips include one of our many springs, they really are natural wonders!
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
In just over an hour you can find yourself enjoying and learning about the many native species of Florida, including manatees. Underwater viewing stations near the springhead allow visitors to see the manatees – and other fish that they swim with – up close and personal at this showcase for Florida’s native wildlife. Enjoy a train or tram ride – your choice. A boat ride around the park is another opportunity to learn even more about the park and its residents. This park has twice won the National Recreation and Parks Association’s Gold Medal Award, which honors the best State Park service. Learn more and plan your trip by visiting their website at https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/ellie-schiller-homosassa-springs-wildlife-state-park
Devil’s Den is one of North Central Florida’s most beautiful hidden wonders. It’s a karst window (basically a collapsed cave over an underground river) located not too far from Gainesville and just over an hour from Fisherman’s Cove RV Resort in Tavares. This underground spring inside a dry cave has been home to many extinct animal fossils dating back to the Pleistocene Age, which are on display at The University of Florida’s Museum of Natural History. Unfortunately, you’re not allowed to view this natural wonder unless you’re diving or snorkeling, but this is a stunning sight to see, even from the observation deck looking down into the spring. Learn more about visiting at their website http://www.devilsden.com/our-story.html
Silver Springs State Park
Not quite an hour from your RV parked at Fisherman’s Cove RV Resort in Tavares, Fl you will find the stunning Silver Springs State Park. Located near Ocala Silver Springs State Park is home to one of the largest springs of its magnitude in the world. It’s also one of the oldest attractions in Florida. There’s no swimming at the park, but you can still enjoy this slice of Old Florida with a glass bottom boat ride. These scenic boat tours are the perfect way to see the springs without having to hike through the park. At least 20 movies and episodes of television shows were filmed right in the park and you can see many reminders on the shore and in the water in the form of props left behind, including monkeys left from the filming of 6 Tarzan motion pictures! Start planning your day away with a visit their website at http://silversprings.com/
Weekie Wachee Springs State Park
Just an hour drive from Tavares, Florida you will find Central Florida’s legendary mermaids.
“Weeki Wachee is an enchanted spring where you can see live mermaids, take a trip on a river boat cruise, learn about Florida wildlife, and swim in the pristine waters at Buccaneer Bay. You can also embark on a paddling adventure down the pristine waterway of the Weeki Wachee River.”
Step back in time and enjoy the classic mermaid show. This “Old Florida” site is home to the deepest freshwater cave system in the country (more than 250 ft (75 meters) deep producing a crystal clear water flow moving more than 22,460,000 cubic feet (636,000 cubic meters) a day. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park contains within its borders an abundance of protected wildlife. Learn more at https://weekiwachee.com/
In just 15 minutes you can visit the highest point of Florida in the area. Despite not being the highest point in Florida (which is Britton Hill near the Alabama border, the lowest high point of any U.S. state), Sugarloaf Mountain’s summit is the most prominent peak in the state of Florida. The views from the summit are spectacular. In a national ranking, Sugarloaf Mountain is more prominent than the most prominent hills in both Louisiana and Delaware
Book your stay at Fisherman’s Cove RV Resort
Fisherman’s Cove RV Resort is centrally located in Tavares, Florida with attractions easily accessible in any direction without having to fight the crowds and busy roads of Orlando. The small town feel and friendly welcoming staff and residents will have you feeling right at home instantly!
“Fisherman’s Cove is more than a getaway, it is a way of life. It is a state of mind, a place to stretch out and breathe. To be a part of nature, fish one of the 1,000 area lakes, golf, hike or bike one of the areas many trails or explore one of the historic towns of Tavares, Eustis or Mount Dora.”