Ride Levy County’s Goethe Forest by Horseback–An Orange Blossom Ranch Adventure!

  Levy County‘s Goethe State Forest is the perfect place for your next equestrian adventure.  The 53,398-acre forest is located near the gulf coast, south of Williston  Four trailheads are located on County Road 337. The main trail usage is equestrian, both riders and carts. Goethe is known for its population of red cockaded woodpeckers, …

Visit Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens Near Williston, Florida–It’s the “Pits”!

So….what do you do with a retired hundred-plus-year-old rock quarry?  If you want to create a masterpiece of flora and fauna, you move tons of rock and divert lots of water and build a park for visitors to enjoy.  That, in a nutshell, is the history of Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens, located just off …

Snorkel and Dive at Levy County, Florida’s Geologic Wonders

Natural North Florida’s geologic substructure is unique, with underground rivers that pop up at random in the form of 72-degree freshwater springs. Two examples are Devils Den and Blue Grotto in Levy County, near Williston.  Located just of ALT US98, these two private parks offer some of the most beautiful above-and-below ground scenery in the …

The Kirby Family Farm’s Christmas Train , Levy County Florida, December 2016

The Christmas Express The 2016 Christmas Express is the 5th year hosting this family fun event to support the non-profit organization. Experience the #1 Christmas Train in Florida! You’ll get to see Christmas lights like you’ve never seen before as you take the 20-minute journey around the Kirby Family Farm property on our authentic, narrow-gauge historic locomotive. But The Christmas Train …

Two Hawk Hammock Country Circus, October 8, 2016 in Williston, Florida

Looking for some fall fun for the entire family?  Two Hawk Hammock in Williston offers more than a relaxing place to visit, stay or chill out in the country–there’s a high-flying circus planned for October 8, 2016  The circus will include shows by AscenDance (at 1 and 3:30PM), equestrian performances, dancing, food, arts & crafts, …

10th Annual Williston Ranch Rodeo, May 22 & 23, 2015

  Heading towards Natural North Florida this weekend? Florida’s Levy County is “cowboy country” and the 10th annual Williston Ranch Rodeo is taking place May 22 & 23 at 8pm at Williston Horseman’s Park. There will be shopping, concessions, and kids’ events. Check out the flyer for more information on rodeo events.

SCUBA Diving At Its Best at Devil’s Den and Blue Grotto Springs in Levy County, Florida

Many of Natural North Florida’s springs are unique.  In fact, in our 11-county region, we have the highest concentration of natural springs the world.  Many are just “seeps”, bubbling through the rock, but others, like Devil’s Den and Blue Grotto, are downright spectacular!  And while many of our springs, especially those in our Florida State …

Levy County Fair, April 9-12, 2015

Guaranteed to be a fun time for the whole family, the Levy County Fair will have livestock exhibits, rides, games, pig races, music–and a beauty contest!  Located at the fairgrounds in Williston, it’s an easy trip from Gainesville and other Natural North Florida locations. The Levy County Fairgrounds is located at SW 19th Avenue in …

Nuts, Nuts and More Nuts at Williston Peanuts

  You can get ’em any way you want at Levy County’s Williston Peanuts.  While primarily a peanut shelling operation servicing one of Florida’s primary peanut-growing areas, the folks at Williston Peanuts keep a good supply or roasted, raw and southern fried peanuts on hand.  They also have some nice gift baskets, and do lots …