Paddle Florida’s Big Bend Coastline At The 2017 Hidden Coast Paddling Adventure, October 11-14

If you’re an avid paddler, consider joining 99 others at the 2017 Hidden Coast Paddling Adventure.  This year’s 4 day trip will depart the Steinhatchee River and head south to Yankeetown, on the scenic Withlacoochee River.  On the trip, you’ll see wildlife and “Natural North Florida” at places like Horseshoe Beach, Suwannee, and Cedar Key.  …

Hike, Bike or Drive on Dixie County’s Mainline Roads

“I’m often asked by visitors to recommend a drive, hike, or bike ride that best exemplifies the ‘Natural” in our Natural North Florida region.  In my opinion, there are two distinct, but actually interconnected, routes–Dixie County’s Bowlegs Mainline and Dixie Mainline” Tommy Thompson Dixie County‘s mainline roads were originally built to haul harvested timber from …

It’s Not Too Late To Prepare For the Big Bend’s 2017 Scallop Harvest

It’s June and there’s just another month until the fun begins! New dates apply for the 2017 Florida Recreational Bay Scallop Harvest, particularly in all of Dixie County and part of Taylor County.  Those two counties are the nexus of the harvest on our Natural North Florida Gulf coast. “The 2017 bay scallop season for …

“Mainline”: The Back Roads of Dixie County, Florida

Originally cleared years ago as logging roads in rural Dixie County, the Dixie Mainline and the Bowlegs Mainline are still a functional, albeit sometimes rough, set of roads. Now they shortcut  the long travel between Steinhatchee and Horseshoe Beach and Horseshoe Beach and Suwannee.  And they cross some beautiful backwaters and forests. For many years, …

Fabulous, Feminine Fun at Steinhatchee’s Nauti-Girls Tournament, 6/11/16

NO BOYS ALLOWED!  That’s the motto for the upcoming Steinhatchee Nauti Girls Fishing Tournament, scheduled for June 11th.  Actually “boat boys”, mostly designated drivers, are allowed to chauffeur ladies’ teams around the local Steinhatchee waters.  This is the 7th year of the event, and it just keeps getting more and more popular, attracting ladies from …

Steinhatchee Seafood Festival, April 8th and 9th, 2016

Don’t miss this year’s Steinhatchee Seafood Festival!  The events, including a live auction, arts & crafts, food, music and a flea market, begins at 6PM on Friday, April 8 at Good Times Motel & Marina.  Good Times is located on the south side of the Steinhatchee River, in Jena, at 7022 SW Hwy 358.  Parking …

Greg Bishop Memorial Fishing Tournament, Steinhatchee, April 9, 2016

This year’s Greg Bishop Memorial Fishing Tournament is a featured part of the 2nd Annual Steinhatchee Seafood Festival.  The festival, hosted by Good Times Motel and Marina, begins on April 8 and the tournament is scheduled for Saturday, the 9th.  Expect a big crowd, as there’s  $7000-plus in prize money available.

Paddle Steinhatchee, on Florida’s Big Bend Coast

We’ve come full circle. Now, modern interpretations of eons-old paddle craft are the latest rage when it comes to fishing. Many are as simple as rafts and others, like Hobie’s Master Angler 12, are fitted with modern conveniences like cozy seats, pedal or electric drives, depth sounders, and even live wells.  But no matter your …

Steinhatchee Seafood Festival, April 17 & 18, 2015

Mark your calendars NOW for the 2015 Steinhatchee Seafood Festival, on April 17 and 18.  It’s going to be lots of fun,  good food, a fishing tournament and a performance by the Kentucky Headhunters.  The main venue will be Good Times Marina, located on the “Jena side” of the Steinhatchee River.  All net proceeds from …

Who-Dat Bar & Grille at Good Times Marina, Steinhatchee, Florida–A Good Choice For Lunch or Dinner!

Marina “food” can come in several iterations.  At one end of the spectrum, expect to find cans of Vienna sausages, sardines and Saltine crackers.  However, at the other, you’ll find quality seafood, sandwiches and even a bar serving quality liquors and beers.  Add to that good service by a  friendly staff of servers and bartenders, …