Paddling De Leon Spring

Spring pavilion

Pavilion and spring at de Leon Springs. Photo by the author at Flickr.

De Leon Springs state recreation area – just off Highway 17 north of Deland, Florida – is the perfect place for a lazy paddle through native Florida. We recently spent a pleasant day enjoying the sights and sounds along the creek. Although we brought our own kayaks, the park offers kayak, canoe and paddleboat rentals on site. You can rent by the hour, half-day or day. Continue reading