Saturday, June 7, 2014

Scenes from the Silver Springs State Park



Welcome sign inside the gates


Cypress trees growing through the bridge that leads into the park


Pretzels and popcorn available at the glass bottom boat marina


Lots of folks taking advantage of the crystal clear water


The canoes are right over the main spring


A crooked palm tree and a statue of the Seminole Chief, Osceola


Further down the Silver River

23 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So on my list for next season. And not because of the pretzels ))

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures of a beautiful park, Lowell!! What a delightful place to spend a day or more!! Thanks for sharing the beauty -- I needed just a tad of that today!! Hope your weekend is going well!!

hamilton said...

I love that the trees are on through the bridge.

(and no, there didn't appear to be a garage with that ultra modern house. with the winter we just had I wonder if they regret that?!)

RedPat said...

That sure looks like a gorgeous spot, Lowell!

William Kendall said...

A pleasant looking place to ramble about in, Lowell!

Jack said...

There is a lot to see here, Lowell. It looks like a wonderful park.

Kay said...

It looks like they've developed it quite a lot: if you build it they will come.

Randy said...

Do gators eat pretzels?

VP said...

I am wary about your waters, but I like them very much in you pictures. I obviously love the bench and I will use it soon on aBoB!

cieldequimper said...

You know what I'm going to say! :-) It looks so beautiful and calm.

Shouldn't this belong to the Seminoles?

Judy said...

They should pay you for advertising! These are superb and brought back some memories!

Sharon Anck said...

You've bought back a few childhood memories with these shots.

Kate said...

It looks like a very pleasant and scenic spot to visit, and I like the choice of different kinds of boats. I've been on Minnesta waters in a canoe many times so I'd instead choose the glass bottom boats.

Kate said...

It looks like a very pleasant and scenic spot to visit, and I like the choice of different kinds of boats. I've been on Minnesta waters in a canoe many times so I'd instead choose the glass bottom boats.

Taken For Granted said...

Silver Springs looks like a fine place to spend some time. Remember seeing signs to it when I rode to Florida with my parents as a child, but we were always too pressed for time to make this stop.

Hilda said...

The greenery is so lush and looks so refreshingly cool! I love that the trees weren't cut to make room for the bridge!

EG CameraGirl said...

A place I would enjoy visiting.

Karl Demetz said...

Looks like a wonderful park, Lowell.
Your photos are great!

llandudnopictures said...

Popular looking place!

Halcyon said...

This is such a beautiful place! I especially love the welcome sign and bench. :)

LOLfromPasa said...

Really super shots especially love the final one. Beautiful!

magiceye said...

Would love to spend a day there! Lovely captures!

José Mendonça said...

Love the trees growing through the bridge! Another great series, Lowell.

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