Florida Caverns State Park

Caverns
Photo courtesy of www.floridastateparks.org

Did you know that caverns are pretty rare in the state of Florida? If you're in the area, this is the place to check out! Walking tours are available every day of the year except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Caverns are a great way to spend a hot day because when you go under ground, it gets cooler. You'll see stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones, and draperies while exploring the Florida Caverns. The cave passageways were actually enlarged by hand in the 1930s by workers so it was easier for visitors to stand rather than hunch down while they walked through. 

Besides the caverns, there are also paths for bicycling and walking. Make sure to bring your swim suit if it's a really hot day as there are waters to enjoy as well as grounds for picnicking. The grounds here are also made for campers, so if you want to stay a little longer, you're more than welcome to do that. Florida Caverns State Park is a great place to visit for nature lovers of all kinds as there are a variety of animals that live in the park as well as beautiful trees and plants. Be sure to bring your camera for a chance at some nature shots!