Lovely Day for a Paddle in Ocala

Canoeing Silver River State Park

Canoeing Silver River State Park

I spent the weekend in Ocala (sometime I’ll share more about that trip) attending the Florida Outdoor Writers Association Annual Conference. Friday was activity day and although a fishing tournament and trip to the firing range were tempting (that’s sarcasm) I opted to take a paddle up and down Silver River in Silver River State Park. I was one of two solo paddlers so we were matched up (his wife Peggy runs a boat tour company) so off we went.

The trip was spectacular despite hiking 3/4 mile in partial mud to the launch site and paddling up stream about 2 miles, just meant the trip back was pretty much a float. Enjoy some photos from Ocala over on Flickr.

Photo above is compliments of Bob Barbour with Eyes of Light, check him out at


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Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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