Friday, March 13, 2009

Silver River State Park's River Trail



Silver River State Park is a different entity than Silver Springs Park, although they are adjacent on the edge of the Ocala National Forest.

These photos are from Silver River State Park, which is located just 2 miles from our home. This park offers picnic and playground areas, trails to hike, cabins and RV spaces to rent, a museum and more.

One of the trails is the River Trail which is about 1/2 mile long and leads you from the museum area to the Silver River. The Silver River derives from the springs at Silver Springs Park and is a beautiful, clear river used for boating, kayaking, fishing, etc.

Our photos lead you down the trail to the river.

[The Ocala National Forest, by the way, is about 383,000 acres, with some 600 lakes and ponds, and offers a great variety of recreational experiences. You can obtain more information here.]

24 comments:

Lois said...

Looks like a fun place to go hiking. I really like the way that tree is arching over the trail in your first picture!

Vogon Poet said...

Beautiful set of photos (my fav is the middle one) and wonderful place to live near.
Thank you for the link, I have already checked it!

Daryl said...

Thats beautiful! Scenic ..

Jarart said...

How nice to live so close to such a great place.

Steffe said...

Great to live so close to the park. Looks like a beautiful and relaxing place.

Boise Diva said...

What a great trail adventure.

Jacob said...

Steffe, et. al. It is a truly great place, but it can be very hot in the summertime. In the winter, it is not so pretty, but much easier to hike the trails.

Lisa Wilson said...

Wonderful! I could stay out for a long time there, until it gets hot and humid.

*¤ஐ» Battie°»ஐ¤*° said...

Ayy .. I wish i could go to a similar place and take photos

sixmats said...

Nice. Are there alligators in there?

Kala said...

That second picture is so rich in detail and color - the trail looks very inviting and friendly for all ages! Its great you have one so nice close to your house!

Jacob said...

sixmats - You betcha! Lots of gators. Do not swim here! Or if you do swim only close in and not in the early morning or early evenings.

one buddhess said...

Serene place, perfect for meditative walks.

nobu said...

Beautiful scenery!!
It is rich in nature.

Karen said...

Beautiful photos.. and I second (or is it third) that the middle is the most awsome of the three.. almost like an impressionist painting.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Your part of Florida is a NATIONAL treasure. Thank you for documenting it for us. Thanks for stopping by our skywatch Friday. Funny about the nose to the library's ceiling comment.

alicesg said...

Nice place for a stroll or jogging. Lovely park.

Hilda said...

The trail itself can be called the Silver Trail. Based on your photos and description, you live in a wonderful area! I'm so envious.

nanak said...

beautiful, especially the second photo

Zsolt72 said...

this is a very nice park. Thank you for sharing the photos:)

cieldequimper said...

What a beautiful path and such a fantastic end!

Ming the Merciless said...

I absolutely LOVE the 2nd photo.

Ben Battie said...

Must visit this place one day!

Kcalpesh said...

Beautiful Park. Specially the area in the middle photo. Looks straight out of a story book.

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