On Sunday, 14 members of the FPTA (FL Paddling Trails Association) paddled several miles around Lake Norris. This quiet, scenic habitat is managed by the SJRWMD and the LCWA. The only public access is a tiny hand-launch leading to a 20-minute paddle up Blackwater Creek to the lake. The dwarf cypresses around the lake are currently hosting several osprey nests and an egret rookery.
This interesting kayaking/canoe venue is one featured in our upcoming book of 25 Interesting Canoe/Kayak Trips in the Daytona Beach/Orlando Area of Florida. It is at the editor's right now. Look for it on our webpage this fall.
Photo by Susan Young. She is the co-author of this upcoming book.