Ocala, Florida is located in the center of the state and almost centered between the two coasts, creating a unique advantage for Ocala, as all roads lead into the city. This has always been Ocala’s main draw since it’s first days as an Native American village 10,000 years ago just as it is today with I-75 roaring through the heart of the city.
But don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s just a transportation hub. Ocala, Florida has a huge variety of outdoor activities available from hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, canoeing-the list goes on forever. Check out these top outdoor activities in Ocala, Florida.
This is the ultimate fun zone for kids and grownup kids alike! Bumper boats, go karts and mini golf are just a few of the fun things to do at Ocala’s premier family fun center; Easy Street. Batting cages lets those sports fans step up to the plate while a rock climbing wall lets those with a little adventure climb to the top! They even have an indoor arcade complete with prize tickets. A kid’s zone for the littlest of toddlers allows them to enjoy their day with a two story gymnasium. Group rates, birthday parties and concessions make Easy Street Family Fun Center a complete outdoor adventure in Ocala, Florida.
Cactus Jack’s Trail Rides
Horses are a top draw in Ocala. It has been dubbed as the city with the most horses in the world for several decades. Many of the top racing horses, Arabians and quarter horses are breed and raised in Ocala, Florida. What better way to explore that heritage than to ride a horse on the Ocala Greenway Trail System with Cactus Jack. See Florida how it was meant to be seen-atop a horse!
Florida’s premier mountain biking trail, the Santos Bike Trails offer a wide variety of outdoor mountain biking. From beginner to super advanced, there is some form of riding available in Santos. Bring a helmet, bike and a passion for riding because the trail system here goes on for miles and is Florida’s longest linear mountain bike trail in the state. Check out Ocala Mountain Bike Associations web page for more details on planning your trip.