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Paddling Bulow Creek

Bulow Creek

Paddling Bulow Creek – photo by the author

The Bulow Creek canoe trail is approximately 6½ miles long with three access points and is suitable for beginning paddlers. It begins at Bulow Plantation State Park and winds through the marshes and flats to the Intracoastal Waterway near High Bridge Road. There are three access points on the trail plus an additional 3½ mile trip upstream from from the ramp at the state park. Most of the trip is natural scenery with plenty of photo opportunities. To learn more, download the trail guide.

Paddling De Leon Spring

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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