There are over 600 freshwater springs throughout central and northern Florida. Flowing springs with temperatures usually in the low 70s during the summer dot the Central Florida landscape. But they're certainly more than just nature's swimming pools. Natives and visitors alike flock to the refreshing waters for canoeing, kayaking, tube floating, manatee watching, scuba diving, snorkeling, picnicking, nature walks and more. The region's rivers and lakes also provide exceptional paddling opportunities.