When it’s hot, it’s HOT!   The Silver and Ocklawaha Rivers are always a great place to get away from the heat, but be sure to go in the early morning or late afternoon.  An early morning departure is always best, with the Rivers and the wildlife totally undisturbed.

Our guests Saturday were in all the way from Holland! It was a mid- day tour, and was it hot!  Plenty of gators about,  from 14 inches to 14 feet.  The Rhesus Monkeys were easy to spot.  Apparently the gators and the monkeys do not mind the high temperatures. 

Our guests from Holland came to us through Ann Sternal with the Visitors and Convention Bureau.  Their web site,, has a comprehensive listing of all the many ways to enjoy the  outdoor and cultural activities in Marion County.    From boating to museums, the information is a click away.

It is always special when you get to show off the Silver River to guests who have traveled such great distances. Mother Nature always puts on a show, and the one along the Silver River is one of her best.