Yoss Castillo – #WandererYoss

Kayaking at Wekiwa Springs State Park (Florida)

I spend a lot of time in Central Florida, not only visiting family and friends, but falling in love with so many beautiful places near the city. As I always say, Orlando is more than theme parks. There’s much more to see and enjoy with family, friends or by yourself.

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Few days ago I went to Wekiwa Springs State Park. It’s located in the city of Apopka, few minutes away from Downtown Orlando.

 

The park offers a lot of activities, including camping, biking, hiking and kayaking. I saw lot of trails for hiking and my feet wanted to explore, but we went kayaking instead. We were just visiting without any plans, reason why I felt so bad for not taking my bathing suit to enjoy (even better) the sunny day.

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Our first stop, before kayaking, was at the crystal clear Wekiwa Springs. It looked so refreshing that for a second I was thinking about swimming with clothes… but I didn’t. 

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The weather was perfect, it’s been raining for days and weeks non-stop. Summer in Florida is usually with rain. And that day was sunny and really hot.

We rented a kayak, individuals. I went with my brother and he just didn’t trust me 🙂 Last time I did something like this, I was 12 years old or so. When I was super active with lots of water sports. Long time ago…

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We started to row through the Wekiva River, which it was beautiful and a great experience. We actually passed by an area I have to visit at some point, with a bar, people swimming in the river and great ambience. I found out later that its name is Wekiva Island. Need to visit it soon! (I couldn’t take pics this time)

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We went kayaking for 2 hours, stopping every other time to enjoy the nature as its best. Gorgeous. Of course, lot’s of sun protection and water on the way. I heard on the way to the rentals that there were some alligators around, but I couldn’t see any.

Beautiful area to visit if you are in Orlando or areas nearby.

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