Time for a little exercise and nature. Being in Tallahassee offered the opportunity to hike in many different nearby State Parks and National Forests. We decided to try our luck around Wakulla Spring. Without a plan or hiking route, we plugged our destination into the navi. We knew we were in for an unexpected day, when the navi declared “you have arrived at your destination” in the middle of a road without anywhere to park or turn.
After a little driving, we saw a sign for a trailhead. Feeling adventurous, we glanced at the map and selected the 5.5 mile, Double Springs Trail. Neither of us looked to see what color trail markers we should follow. Red Diamonds? Orange Rectangles? In the end, we didn’t need to pick because we wandered down all of them. The trail was easy, but disappointing with its lack of springs and wooded trails. It seemed that most “trails” were used by the forestry department trucks.
With the trail behind us, we headed over to Wakulla Spring State Park. We saw an sunbathing alligator and lots of birds. The park ranger informed us that several manatees hung around the Spring that morning. Overall, the Springs were beautiful and serene. Not many people visit in the winter. I could imagine it filled with flocks of swimmers and picnickers in the summer.
Our last night in Tally included dinner with some old friends at Front Porch.