White Springs: Florida’s Original Tourist Destination

Set among forests and a famous river in rural Hamilton County, White Springs, Florida doesn’t conjure the image of a bustling tourist town. As the town’s Vice Mayor Walter McKenzie describes it, you had to be there. “In the late 1800s and early 1900s, White Springs was the number one tourist destination in Florida because …

Suwannee Roots Revival, October 10-13, 2019 at Live Oak, Florida

When you first arrive at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, just north of Live Oak Florida, on the Suwannee River, you might be intimidated by the size of the event. With a huge number of headline acts, playing on several stages and in several venues, the Suwannee Roots Revival, now in its fourth year, …

10 Wonderful Waters For Summer Heat in Natural North Florida

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 …

A Beginner’s Guide to Bay Scallop Season: Catching, Cleaning & Cooking Fresh Gulf Scallops

Scalloping is the Natural North Florida’s alternative to South Florida’s lobster season.  It’s a combination of complete madness at boat ramps and marinas, motels filled to capacity, family fun, and some of the best eating around. Here is our comprehensive guide to scalloping in Natural North Florida to prepare you for the upcoming season. Read …

3-Day Trip: Camp Along the Riverbanks and Greenery of North Florida

There’s nothing like a day spent outdoors to relax and clear your mind. North Florida is the perfect place to kick back in the Florida heat or spend the night underneath the glow of the stars. Whether it’s adventure or tranquility you seek, Mother Nature has the cure. Follow this three-day trip guide to recharge …

3-Day Trip: Fish North Florida’s Hidden Coast

The shorelines of Florida’s northwest counties are known for more than their white, sandy beaches and quaint, coastal cities. Their waters are abundant with a wide variety of salt and freshwater fish, and each county offers an assortment of boating, scalloping and other water activities. From freshwater kayak fishing to deep-sea charters, Florida’s northern shores …

3-Day Trip: Hidden Gems and Hideaways of North Florida

North Florida is full of hidden gems and hideaways. This region offers visitors a chance to escape from everyday life, and indulge in the carefree, simplistic atmosphere of nature. There is no limit to the amount of unforgettable scenic landscapes to be seen in north Florida, and navigating the state is easy and fun. Here …

3-Day Trip: North Florida’s Natural Must-Sees

North Florida is a playground for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. This region offers tourists and residents a different side of Florida nature, and is home to some of the nation’s most desired recreational areas. North Florida is known for its nature reserves, prehistoric caves and biking trails; however, its natural springs, wildlife sanctuaries …

Splash Into Summertime in Natural North Florida!

by Tamara Herchel Memorial Day is approaching, and if you’re like me you’ve been planning your waterfront escape for weeks. I’ve broken in my new flippy-flops (they’re Rainbows, and they’re pink, and I love them. Just sayin’.)  My favorite tote is spilling over with towels, sunscreen and sunglasses; I’ve inflated the tires on my daughter’s …