Whether you are into swimming, paddling, biking or hiking, Tallahassee has neighborhoods near abundant outdoor sports. Here are some of the areas that sports lovers could visit while living nearby in their new home. For the best results on your house search, you might find a knowledgeable realtor® in Tallahassee to help you in your home search.

Florida State University Reservation

A favorite among college students and young campers in Tallahassee, beautiful Lake Bradford offers swimming and more. You can kayak or canoe here in a beautiful natural setting that offers peaceful surroundings totaling 73-acres.

Picnicking is also available for families. Bring the whole clan of sports lovers for disc golf, volleyball, and other activities, too, and make a day out of your excursion!

This area offers proximity to the campus, being four miles away; it's also 1/4 miles from the airport and offers free admission to current FSU students and campus recreation members.

Silver Lake Recreation Area

Located 8 miles west of Tallahassee, Silver Lake is part of the Apalachicola National Forest. Cypress trees with hanging moss dot the shoreline, where you can swim, fish for sport, or paddle in a canoe or kayak.

The lake is spring-fed, and there's a mile-long interpretive trail to meander with friends and family. Hikers and bikers in the family will enjoy being close to the lake where other family members can swim.

Hike the pine and cypress areas overlooking the lake. Discover turtles, alligators, turkeys, bears and armadillos as you experience the array of wildlife here.
You can also catch fish from non-motorized boats that glide along the lake.

Wakulla Springs

Located 30 miles south of Tallahassee, Wakulla Springs is the the largest and deepest freshwater spring in the world. There's several fun activities both in and out of the water that sports lovers will enjoy here.

Bicycling is done on the Nature's Trail and the Cherokee Sink Trail. Wildlife viewing is very popular here, and birding is also a favorite.

Scuba diving enthusiasts will love being able to do open water diving at Cherokee Sink. Additionally, certified cave divers can dive at Emerald Sink or Clearcut Sink.

For horse lovers, there's an equestrian trail with horse trailer parking located off of County Road 365.

Marianna Caverns

Exploring caves is a favorite of some outdoor lovers in Tallahassee as it provides abundant excitement and adventure. Discover the stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones, and draperies of this unique state park.

Geo-Seeking, bicycling, paddling, walking, running, swimming, and more are part of the fun you'll enjoy when you live in the area of Marianna Caverns.

With so much to do in terms of outdoor sports, living in Tallahassee is an active adventure and a dream location for sports lovers. Nobody enjoys the hassle of pouring through tons of reviews and making just as many phone calls, no matter how active they are. Make your house hunt easier by letting Effective Agents pair you with a top-selling realtor® in Tallahassee who can help your find a home near your favorite outdoor recreational spot and let the outdoor fun begin!

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