True to form, every “New Year” starts out with a fresh set of resolutions … lose weight, stop smoking, exercise more … you’ve heard (and resolved to master) them all. I skipped the resolutions this year, but I’m always hoping to find more time for Health & Wellness.
Surprisingly, Central Florida has TONS to offer in the way of activity to help achieve these goals.
If you have $20 and a couple spare hours, my first recommendation is a canoeing trip through the Wekiva River.
Five bucks gets you entrance to Wekiwa Springs State Park, which is situated just off of Wekiwa Springs Rd., easily accessed from I-4 and SR 434. Another $15 gets you a canoe. The waters are calm, the surroundings are serene and you can maneuver your way through the river in a couple hours. For the more adventurous, choose the Rock Springs Run, it’s full of narrow passages and challenging paddles.
A little advice though, if steering isn’t your thing, you’d better take a seat at the front of the canoe and work on Madonna-izing your arms by mastering the art of paddling!
And, if that workout isn’t enough for your well-being, throw on your hiking boots and traverse through the 13 miles of trails this State Park offers, but don’t forget the trail map!!!
My only question: If it’s the WekiVa River, then why is it WekiWa Springs?!?!