3 Places to Meet Manatees in Central Florida

3 Places to Meet Manatees in Central Florida

Have you ever seen a sea cow? One of Florida’s most beloved native inhabitants, the endangered West Indian manatee spends its winters the way many of us would like to–in Florida. Although it’s illegal to touch a wild manatee, you can still get a close view of these slow-moving gentle giants both in the water and out. Whether you’re a diver or a bystander, here are three places you can meet manatees in Central Florida.

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Dazzling Spring Hikes in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Dazzling Spring Hikes in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

What’s more dazzling than the Great Smoky Mountains in spring? We’re talking about a proliferation of wildflowers lighting up the slopes, with a varied growing season providing a changing colorscape from mid-April through late July. On the best spring hikes near Gatlinburg, you’ll find trails showcasing the Smoky Mountains’ finest wildflowers as the trees burst into beautiful green life. It’s the perfect way to recover from a long winter!

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