This hidden bombing range in central Florida has it’s very own ghost town, SAM missile sites and a mock-up runway. It provides target practice for Navy jet pilots preparing for combat.
Ocala National Forest
Here are 6 day trips within two-hour’s drive of Orlando that won’t break your pocket book. And as a bonus, these will give the kids a glimpse of a Florida they won’t find at the theme parks.
Going camping in the Ocala National Forest? The Ocala National Forest offers a wealth of natural getaways, from more than two dozen primitive campsites to complete resort facilities. Here are a few favorite campgrounds and cabin rental opportunities: Ocala National Forest Camping: JUNIPER SPRINGS RECREATION AREA. A perennial favorite, Juniper Springs recreation area offers camping in semi-tropical […]
OCKLAWAHA RIVER, FL — Deep under the shade of cypress, swamp maple and sable palms, central Florida’s Ocklawaha River runs clear and cool, even now in the stifling heat of summer. Out here on a weekday afternoon, far removed from the sound of civilization, you can kayak through a forest so thick you’ll wonder if […]
ALEXANDER SPRINGS STATE RECREATION AREA, FL — You won’t be the first to discover the delightful swimming hole at Alexander Springs. People have been enjoying this idyllic and refreshing spring form at least 10,000 years. Its ancient residents, the Timucuan Indians, enjoyed the springs for the same reason people go today: “It was a place […]
SILVER GLEN SPRINGS STATE PARK, FL — If you can manage to get the place to yourself — and it is possible, but not on busy weekends or holidays — there are few better places to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of Ocala National Forest than Silver Glen Springs. From the comfortable lawn surrounding the spring, […]