Nature Adventures

This page lists nature parks, botanical gardens, environmental centers, and other places where kids can study and enjoy nature in the Ocala, Florida area.
Kids Ocala: Nature Adventures - Fun 4 Ocala Kids
Boy Scout Troop 196

Our scout troop has an exciting outdoor program including survival training, cycling, archaeology, cooking, camping, and a lot of other activities. T ...

13 NE 36th Avenue, Ocala, FL, 34472
Buck Lake

Buck Lake Group Use Area provides primitive camping for groups up to 50. Campers have access to Buck Lake to enjoy fishing and semi-private boating (l ...

Fishing: Places to Fish
SR 40, Ocala National Forest, FL, 32102
Carney Island Recreation & Conservation

In 1990, officials with Coca-Cola agreed to sell the Carney Island property to Marion County at a price below market value. The property was acquired ...

13275 SE 115th Avenue, Ocala, FL, 32179
Central Florida Nature Adventures

Want an exceptional guided kayak tour in the Central Florida area? If you are looking for a top notch guide service that offers high quality kayak, bi ...

Type of Tour: Boat, Eco, Other
Clearwater Lake Recreation Area

With a shaded campground, a day use picnic area and beach, and a nature trail throughout the pine woods and scrub around Clearwater Lake, Clearwater L ...

Fishing: Places to Fish, Boat Ramps
24511 CR 42, Paisley, FL, 32767
Crones Cradle Conserve

Crones Cradle Conserve is a 756 acre ecological preserve and education center located in Marion County, thirty-five miles southeast of Gainesville, an ...

6411 NE 217th Place, Citra, FL, 32113
Davenport Landing Trail

This 1.2 mile round-trip interpretive hiking trail leads to a former 19th century steamboat port, where riverboats headed up to Silver Springs would s ...

Free: Yes
Type of Trail: Walking
Davenport Landing Trail Head, Ocala, FL
Restrooms: No
Devils Den Springs

Visit one of North America's most prehistoric places, Devil's Den -- an underground spring inside a karst cavern. Located in Williston, Florida this c ...

5390 NE 180th Avenue, Williston, FL, 32696
Restrooms: Yes
Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park

In the midst of north Florida's sandy terrain and pine forests, a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep leads down to a miniature rain forest. Small strea ...

4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, FL, 32653
Restrooms: Yes
Discovery Kayak Tours

Experience the magnificent splendor of the "Real Florida" with close wildlife encounters (manatees) and snorkel tours. A full service guide and Flori ...

Water Adventures: Boat/Board Rentals, Other
Florida State Parks

The Florida State Parks System encompasses approximately 158 parks, including everything from museums and cultivated gardens to whole island and immen ...

Multiple Locations - Visit Site for Details, FL

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to loc ...

Free: Yes
Giving a Hoot Wildlife Sanctuary

OWLS-OCALA Inc. has been providing quality animal rescues and care for over 15 years. Our mission is to provide humane care for all birds in distress. ...

Great Florida Birding Trail

The Great Florida Birding Trail (GFBT) is network of 489 sites throughout Florida selected for their excellent birdwatching or bird education opportun ...

Free: Yes
Multiple Locatons - Visit Site for Details, FL
Marion Audubon Society

Get outside and walk with Marion Audubon Society! Join us for our monthly walks from September - May.

Type of Tour: Eco, Walking
Ocala Adventure Trail

The Ocala Adventure Trail - also known as the Centennial Trail, since it was dedicated in 2008, our centennial year - is a loop trail system currently ...

11990 SE NFR 14, Umatilla, FL, 32784
Restrooms: Yes
Ocala Mountain Bike Association

Consisting of 85,000 acres stretching from the Atlantic coast to the Gulf of Mexico, the Greenways is the state of Florida's crown jewel for outdoor r ...

Free: Yes
4255 SE 58 Avenue, Ocala, FL, 34472
Ocklawaha Canoe Outpost & Resort

We offer canoe and kayak packages, as well as overnight trips along one of America's last unspoiled waterways. Choose fully equipped luxury cabins, wi ...

15260 NE 152nd Place, Fort McCoy, FL, 32134
Silver Springs State Park - Guided Eco Tours

Guided Eco Kayak/Canoe Tours now available at silver springs state park! Come experience the "real" Florida with your own silver springs adventure! ...

Type of Tour: Boat, Eco
5656 East Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL, 34488