Anderson’s Outdoor Adventures–4 Locations on 2 Rivers in Natural North Florida

If you’re interested in exploring either the scenic Santa Fe River or the historic Suwannee River, in Natural North Florida, check out Anderson’s Outdoor Adventures.  They offer rentals of canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and pontoon boats from their 4 locations. The Santa Fe location is located at the FL47 bridge.  There, you can park and …

Santa Fe River Fest and Songwriters’ Festival, April 17, 2016, Sponsored by Rum138

This annual fundraising event, now in its sixth year, will include the songwriting contest, music by Terraplane Rhythm & Blues, a great silent auction (art, jewelry, vacations, etc.), Kid’s Corner, 50/50 raffle, music jam session, grilled burgers and dogs, delectable desserts, beer and drinks. Proceeds go to educational and advocacy activities of Our Santa Fe …

Florida’s O’Leno State Park–A Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps

One of Florida’s first state parks, O’Leno State Park was first developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The park is located along the banks of the scenic Santa Fe River, a tributary of the Suwannee River, and features sinkholes, hardwood hammocks, river swamps and sandhills. As the river courses through the park, …

Rum138: More Than A Paddling Destination in Southern Columbia County

Travelers to the springs areas of Natural North Florida near High Springs often ask me about Rum138.  Doug and Merrillee Jipson’s lovingly-presented creation is hard to explain.  There, you’ll find an excellent kayak and canoe outfitter, a first-rate art gallery–and you can even get your hair styled! Rum138 is definitely worth a visit, if for …

Hike, Bike, Swim, Camp and Paddle at Florida’s O’Leno State Park

One of Florida’s first state parks, O’Leno State Park was first developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The park is located along the banks of the scenic Santa Fe River, a tributary of the Suwannee River, and features sinkholes, hardwood hammocks, river swamps and sandhills. As the river courses through the park, …

Give The Gift Of A Santa Fe River Paddling Trip This Holiday Season–or Anytime

Natural North Florida’s Santa Fe River can be crowded during the warmer months (we really don’t have cold month!) so late fall and winter are the perfect time to enjoy the solitude and beauty of the river.  An easy and fun trip is from the US27 Bridge in High Springs to Columbia County’s park at …

Wintertime Bass Are Biting in North Florida’s Santa Fe River

  From Tommy Thompson, Fishing and Boating blogger and Regional Editor, Florida Sportsman Magazine: We have some terrific lakes (Rousseau, Orange, Newnans, Santa Fe) and some “fishy” rivers. Some, like the  Suwannee, Withlacoochee, Waccasassa, and Steinhatchee meet the Gulf and saltwater anglers are often surprised with largemouth catches all the way to the mouth. Another, …

Paddle Alachua County’s Santa Fe River from Canoe Outpost

  Located right next to the US441 bridge over the Santa Fe River in High Springs, you’ll find Jim Woods’ Santa Fe River Canoe Outpost.  Jim’s been renting kayaks and canoes there for as long as I can remember, and he and his staff are bound and determined for you to have a great time …