Looking For Some Great Cycling? Download Our Ultimate North Florida Cycling Guide

BY Tommy Thompson | Oct 07, 2016 | Events and Family Activities

The Visit Natural North Florida Biking Guide is online and ready to use. You can read it online, or download it as a PDF.   It features 26 one-day cycling trips and 2 multi-day trips, all linked to the RIDE WITH GPS app that’s available for smartphones or certain Garmin GPS units. To use the […]

5 Florida Autumn Activities That Will Make You Forget All About Colorful Leaves

BY Sarah Forron | Oct 05, 2016 | Events and Family Activities

Here in #NaturalNorthFlorida, we may not have the colorful foliage or crisp autumn air like our Northern friends do this time of year. But warmer weather means more outdoor adventures to be had without the need for hand warmers or woolly layers. Many of our favorite summer activities and destinations are just as fun in […]

Natural North Florida Overcomes Hurricane Hermine

BY Tommy Thompson | Sep 20, 2016 | Events and Family Activities

Hurricane Hermine comes ashore on Florida’s Big Bend, September 1, 2016 with minimal hurricane force winds. We’re a tough, resilient bunch in Natural North Florida.  When Hurricane Hermine hit just east of St. Marks in Wakulla and Jefferson counties on September 1, 2016 it had been a full decade since we’d had a similar event.  […]

Jefferson County in Natural North Florida–Short on Coastline, Long on Fishing!

BY Tommy Thompson | Aug 29, 2016 | Fish Species

If, on a fishing trip to the Jefferson County coastline, you think you’re the first human to ever see this shoreline, you’re wrong. This rugged 6-mile stretch of our Big Bend is now, for the most part, uninhabited and relatively unfished, due in part to the fact that it’s rocky and shallow. But now we […]

“Hooking Up With Heroes” Tournament, Horseshoe Beach–September 17, 2016

BY Tommy Thompson | Aug 17, 2016 | Fishing

As we all know Horseshoe Beach is certainly enjoying a bountiful scalloping season this year and everybody shares in that enthusiasm. From Denis Buckley at Horseshoe Beach Marina” “We  have planned a very special event for our Veterans who we could never do enough for us on September 17th 2016.”  

A Few Changes at Florida’s Ichetucknee State Park in Columbia County

BY Tommy Thompson | May 31, 2016 | Events and Family Activities

Florida’s Ichetucknee State Park is a favorite of locals, as well as visitors to the State.  The head spring feeds the river with clean, clear water and pushes rafters, tubers and paddlers downstream for an unequaled view of one of Florida’s most pristine natural areas. For the 2016 “season”, beginning in late May, there have […]

Small Town Getaway: Panacea and The Gulf Specimen Marine Lab

BY Tommy Thompson | May 14, 2016 | Small Town Getaway

Panacea, Florida is a small fishing community on Wakulla County’s Gulf coast.  It’s home to some pretty good fishing and food (Posey’s Up The Creek is my favorite!), but it’s also home to the Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory. Visitors, especially kids, are encouraged to visit the lab and aquarium, and in many cases they’ll get […]

Four Unforgettable Pit Stops Off I-75 That Fit Your Schedule

BY Sarah Forron | May 09, 2016 | Events and Family Activities

Whether you’re trekking up north to visit friends and family, or heading to south Florida for a beachy vacation, spending hours driving on I-75 can be a real drag. Thankfully, there are some great pit stops just off the interstate that capture the beauty and culture of Natural North Florida. Our family-friendly guide to I-75 […]

10 Wonderful Waters For Summer Heat in Natural North Florida

BY Visit Natural North Florida | May 02, 2016 | Diving / Snorkeling

For folks looking to escape the summer heat, Natural North Florida provides countless opportunities to cool down with its extensive collection of springs, rivers, lakes, and coastline. Most of Florida’s 700 identified freshwater springs are located in North Florida or along the Gulf Coast, and more than 40 are open to the public. Our section […]

Too Windy To Fish The Gulf? Head Up A Big Bend Coastal Creek

BY Tommy Thompson | Apr 27, 2016 | Fishing

    Springtime often means that the winds howl on Natural North Florida’s Gulf Coast.  It’s not unusual for winds to be light and variable, 3 to 7-knots, in the morning hours, but turn to a 20-knot westerly sea breeze by noon.  The land heats up faster than the water, and that convection causes rough […]

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