Easter weekend means lots of things to lots of people. In Natural North Florida, especially in our State and County parks, the Easter weekend and the passage into springtime really means “Spring-time”!
Florida’s Karst geology has created a complex (and fragile!) underground network of rivers that course through limestone rock, occasionally popping up in the form of freshwater springs. A not-so-well-known fact is that not all of Florida’s springs are on land, and early sailors knew that they could “water” their sailing ships at offshore springs located in the Gulf of Mexico. It takes many years for rainwater to percolate through the sandy and clsy topsoil and finally reach the underground aquifers or rivers. That slow drip does and excellent job of filtering the water, and the depth of the underground rivers keep it cool! All of the springs in Natural North Florida are cool and maintain a constant 72-degree F temperature, year round. That means they feel warm in winter, and cool on hot summer days!
You can find information on Florida’s State Parks at https://www.floridastateparks.org/
County Parks can be found by clicking on the Natural North Florida “contact us” page at https://www.naturalnorthflorida.com/contact/