My holidays travels had me out and about and I found my way into central Florida. The weather was just perfect at 72º, so I had the urge to jump into the Rainbow Spring. There were others that had the same idea and it’s pretty cool…both the idea and temperature. You also have to be a little brave because you may have a close encounter with some of the natural habitants of the river. The state park area has a designated swim spot and it is patrolled to keep an eye out for alligators or dangerous snakes. We spent 2 days in Dunnelon, and found plenty to do.
The city and surrounding area has an interesting history of being a mining town for phosphate. That was news to me but explains why this little city has some old homes and buildings. Today, you will find a nice variety of shops, motels, restaurants and a lot of water sports…It’s easy enough to rent equipment or take a river cruise on an airboat.
To get a feel for the community and and the welcoming atmosphere get off the I75 and find your way to US 41 and see a part of the not so tropical Florida
Happy travels off the interstate…..it’s much more fun to experience the scenery first hand