Yesterday morning we started out the day by going kayaking at Cracker Creek, located in Port Orange. We have went kayaking there several times before, and we always enjoy it!
They often have Groupon's for the kayaking, which is what prompts us to buy periodically.We have also taken the kids out there in a canoe. If you are looking for a nice place to go kayak or canoe, check out Cracker Creek. You paddle down the Spruce Creek River, which is very calm.There's a beautiful nature setting all around. It's quite peaceful, with the exception of the planes from the fly-in that go over periodically (they are loud!).
We paddled around 2.5 miles down the river (I had my GPS on), which took us over near the freeway. Round trip we did almost five miles. There were parts of the river that were quite sunny, but there were also some parts that were nicely shaded. We saw a variety of wildlife, including fish jumping out of the water, turtles, herons, dragonflies, and a river otter.
Cracker Creek is a great place to keep in mind, because you can do more than kayak. They also offer nice eco-boat tours (which we've taken several times over the years), they host weddings, do school field trips, have hydro-bikes, children's birthday party packages, and even have camping for groups. They have a covered pavilion with tables and chairs, a bonfire pit, restrooms, and beautiful peacock that roam the grounds. The people who run it are also nice and have always provided good customer service.
I remember taking my kids to Cracker Creek for a Snow White story time many years ago. But over the years we have returned periodically to participate in boat rides, kayaking, birthday parties, and more. Once I had even arranged for my family nature club to take the eco-boat ride there, which was a lot of fun.
Two thumbs up for Cracker Creek! It's a great place in the area where families can do a variety of activities. You can visit their website here.
- Jacqueline Bodnar
Here are pictures from our kayaking adventure yesterday morning, followed by a brief video of the beauty you see while out on the river: