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Don't miss these highlights of the Silver Springs/Ocala, Florida area while staying at Ben's Hitching Post Campground!

Ocala National Forest - The Ocala National Forest is a fascinating forest offering nearly 400,000 acres if unique ecological sites, miles of trails, and natural springs. The forest is riddled with rivers, wet prairies, and hundreds of lakes and ponds, making it a popular destination for canoeing and kayaking. Other water activities at Ocala National Forest include fishing, water skiing, swimming, and boating. Visitors can also enjoy hiking, biking, picnicking, horseback riding, and off-roading. The list of activities is endless and the weather is accommodating. Ocala National Forest is adjacent to Ben's Hitching Post Campground. local1
Ocala National Forest
Florida Horse Park
Florida Horse Park - Just a short drive from Ben's Hitching Post Campground, Florida Horse Park is quickly becoming the number one trail-riding destination in the United States. Florida Horse Park is an Olympic Training facility conducting various competitions on a weekly basis. Horse trials featuring dressage, show jumping, cross country, and team driving events are exciting to kids and adults alike. If you really want to experience Marion County's horse country, spend an afternoon at Florida Horse Park!
Silver Springs - Nature's Theme Park
Silver Springs State Park - The park contains extensive trails where you can hike, ride a bike, paddle up the river or saddle up a horse. The Silver River is a glorious wild place filled with spectacular beauty and wildlife. Enjoy all the natural sights and sounds of the Silver River and experience wild Florida as it was years ago. Silver Springs is just minutes from Ben's Hitching Post Campground, so you won't have to go far to enjoy the area's highlights.
Appleton Museum - One of the South's premier art repositories and education centers, The Appleton Museum was originally built to display and preserve the collection of Arthur I. The Appleton Museum now hosts traveling exhibitions, educational programs, and cultural events. The recently opened Edith-Marie Appleton Wing houses a two-story exhibition gallery, and art library, workshop, and conference rooms. National and renowned artists include Nina Akuma, Daniel Graves, Malcom Harlow, and Mark Tennant, just to name a few. The permanent collection includes African, American, Asian, and contemporary artwork, as well as special pieces from Islamic and Pre-Columbian civilizations. The Appleton Museum is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm, closed only on Christmas and New Year's Day. The museum is located in Ocala, a short drive from Ben's Hitching Post Campground.

While visiting Ben's Hitching Post Campground in Silver Springs, Florida, see other things to do at our LINKS PAGE.

Appleton Museum
Ben's Hitching Post Campground
2440 NE 115th Avenue
Silver Springs, FL 34488
Phone: (352)625-4213
Fax: (352)625-0020

Manager: Mike Pries
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