Summertime: when the sun is high in the sky, the nights are long and warm, and the whole world seems full of possibilities. This holds true when you decide to spend your summer vacation exploring the beautiful landscapes of Wakulla County. Here are a few ways you can make the most of your summer trip to the area.
Take a refreshing dip in the waters of Wakulla Springs
Few things are more enticing on a hot summer day than a dip into some cooling water, and Wakulla Springs is the perfect place for you and your family to beat the summer heat. Grab a bite to eat in the lodge, photograph some wildlife, or check out one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world.
Explore the wonders of the deep at the Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory
School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean your kids shouldn’t get a little extra education during their break. The Gulf Specimen Marine Lab in Panacea lets you get up-close-and-personal with some of the most exotic and beautiful sea creatures in the world. The kids will love it as well because it’s not just educational; it’s a fun, interactive experience that allows them to indulge their natural curiosity and even touch some marine animals.
Check out the diverse scenery on two wheels
There is possibly no better way to see all of the incredible breadths of wildlife and scenery in Wakulla County than on a bicycle on a beautiful day. Our region is a haven for cyclists of all skill levels, and you can choose to relax on a short, casual trail or attempt a more challenging ride. See the coastal marshlands on the Ochlockonee Bay Bike Trail, meander through the wilderness of the Apalachicola National Forest, or follow the path of the Tallahassee to St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail. See the many different types of beauty of Wakulla, all from the seat of your bike!
Immerse yourself in the history of the region and the nation
As a home to so many different groups of people over the centuries—including Native American tribes, Spanish immigrants, Confederate militias, and more—it should come as no surprise that Wakulla County is teeming with history. Some of the historical points of note include Fort San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park and the stunning St. Marks Lighthouse.
However your family likes to unwind during the summer, you’ll find an adventure waiting for you in Wakulla County. Learn more about how you can book your trip today and start preparing for the family vacation of a lifetime.