Ocala Florida is known for it's hundreds of thoroughbred horse farms. Ocala in Marion County is known as the "horse capital of the world." The horse farms are situated in attractive rolling green pastures. The area also features numerous rivers and lakes including Silver Springs. The waters of Silver Springs State Park are dotted with kayaks and glass-bottom boats. The park is also the gateway to the woods and lakes of the vast Ocala National Forest. If you enjoy the outdoors, hiking, fishing, boating or just going for walks, you will love Ocala.