Escape from Disney: 8 Swimmable natural springs within 90 minutes of Orlando

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Florida is well known for its palm trees, sandy beaches and salt water, but most visitors have no idea the Sunshine States also sits atop a vast hidden ocean of fresh water. The peninsula named for its lush vegetation was once a limestone and dolomite seabed, formed from the calcium-rich exoskeletons of microscopic sea creatures. Eons of erosion have left the land riddled with a subterranean network of tunnels, caverns, rivers and lakes known as the Floridan Aquifer. The aquifer spans 100,000 square miles and underlies the entire state of Florida along with parts of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi… Read More »