Explore the Florida wilderness and get up close to its natural wonders while riding an all-terrain Segway.
Discover Florida Excursions and St. Johns River Cruises recently began their "Wilderness Escape" tours, which take guests on a back-road tour of Blue Spring State Park in Orange City -- on a Segway All Terrain X2 specially designed to handle back-country travel.
The two-hour tour "takes you to the back parts of Blue Spring State Park, where the average visitor doesn't get to go," said Ron Woxberg of Discover Florida Excursions.
Guests will watch a 10-minute instructional video on how to operate a Segway, then take 10-15 minutes to practice riding one. Then, visitors will go off-road to see a variety of plants, trees, birds and animals.
The company also offers three-hour, guided kayak tours on the St. Johns River in small groups.
Both tours are $55, but Woxberg is offering guests $2 off when they say they saw the segment on Fox 35.
Blue Spring State Park is at 2100 West French Avenue, Orange City. For more information, go to SJRiverCruises.com.