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Enjoy romantic adventures in Florida state parks

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Romance flourishes when surrounded by the spectacular beauty of Florida's state parks. Where better place to express love for one another? Take a quiet stroll, watch a sunset or sunrise, or paddle along a waterway with your companion this Valentine's day.

Lover's Key State Park at Fort Myers Beach will hold their 5th Annual Valentineā€™s Day Vow Renewal Ceremony on Friday, February 14, 2014. Be there at 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. to renew vows and enjoy a champagne toast, hors d'oeuvres, coffee, desserts, photos and special gifts. A $75.00 non-refundable donation benefits the Friends of Lovers Key, Inc. For more information visit the Friends' website.

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park near Tallahassee is holding a Sweethearts Forever evening cruise on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 5:15 p.m. on the Wakulla River. Following the cruise, guests will receive a buffet dinner and enjoy the Dorian Q Jazz Quartet in the Wakulla Lodge. Cost for this romantic evening is $25.00 per person. For more information on this event visit the state park website.

Crystal River Preserve State Park between Yankeetown and Homosassa is offering a Valentine's Day Sunset Cruise at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 13; Friday, February 14; and Saturday, February 15, 2014. Relax while the sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico and play some games with prizes for fun. Cost is $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for children 12 years old and under. For more information visit the event page on the state park website.

Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach will hold their monthly Full Moon Beach Stroll on Valentine's Day. Participants will learn full moon facts with a ranger as the moon rises over the Atlantic Ocean. Hike is free (park entrance fees apply) and begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2014. For more information and to RSVP visit the state park website.

Ravine Gardens State Park is offering a Valentine's Day hike with a ranger from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2014. Hike is family friendly. For more information visit the state park website.

Manatee Springs State Park in Cheifland will hold romantic moonlight paddle tours. The two-hour tours start at 6:30 p.m. on February 14 and 15, 2014. For more information visit the state park website.


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