Ocala Horse Properties - 2023 Winter Farm Portfolio

SPRING INTO ACTION Several springs are easily accessible to visitors, the most popular of which may be Juniper Springs off State Road 40, and Alexander Springs on County Road 445, nine miles west of Jupiter Springs off State Road 40. With a constant temperature of 72 degrees year around, the forest’s springs are magnets for animals and people alike. Snorkeling is permitted at both springs, but only Alexander Springs allows scuba diving. Take note: diving is limited to the large spring boil, and valid proof of certification is required. For adult swimmers, Alexander Springs may be the top choice with its large, shallow, sandy-bottom natural pool. Where the spring emerges from the bottom, snorkelers and scuba divers enjoy exploring the limestone rocks and boulders in the spring boil. (You can rent snorkel gear here, too.) The Salt Springs Recreation Area is another popular option, although a bit more remote. Salt Springs gets its name from minerals carried to the surface from underground aquifers, providing a level of salinity not found in the other springs. Day-use activities in the Juniper Springs Recreation Area include picnicking, swimming, snorkeling, bird watching, hiking, and paddling a spectacular spring run that runs through a shady sub-tropical forest. Both Alexander Springs and Salt Springs offer similar recreational opportunities. FUN FACT: THE SPRINGS CARRY A CONSTANT YEAR AROUND TEMPERATURE OF 72° 92 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891