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 opens in a new windowOcala over on Flickr.

Photo above is compliments of Bob Barbour with Eyes of Light, check him out at opens in a new


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Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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