Bike Florida Horse Country & Springs Tour, April 19-24, 2015

This All-Inclusive Tour should be fun.  20 riders will get to visit Gainesville, High Springs, Micanopy, Cross Creek and lots of spots in-between.  There’s even a Pedal & Paddle event planned on Day 4 (April 23rd) on the Ichetucknee River! Here’s what’s included: Hotel Accommodation (double occupancy) Restaurant Meals Full SAG and Luggage Support Sweep …

Florida Wildlife Corridor St. Marks “Trail Mixer”, February 7, 2015

    February 7, 2015, 9:00am – February 7, 2015, 12:00pm Trail Mixer #4-St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Hike 30.169408, -84.247194 Meeting Time: 9:00 AM Meeting Location: Wakulla Trailhead, Giles-Thompson House, [30.169408, -84.247194] Click here for a google map with these coordinates: ow.ly/HQCAR Start Time: 9:45 AM – Group 1 10:00 AM – Group 2 …

7th Annual Steinhatchee Fiddler Crab Festival, February 13-15, 2015

7th Annual Fiddler Crab Festival® February 13-15, 2015 Unlike colder parts of the U.S., Natural North Florida stays relatively warm in February.  And even if it’s cool, we’re likely to have blue skies for the 7th Annual Fiddler Crab Festival, held at the Community Center in Steinhatchee. All your favorites are scheduled including: The Crab …

Monticello Bike Fest, March 20 & 21, 2015

Monticello Bike Fest, March 20 & 21, 2015 Rolling hills and canopied roads make the panhandle of Florida the perfect setting for cyclists who want a change of scenery. Jefferson County offers the quaint town of Monticello as a unique host of the festival. With plantations, heritage roads and historic homes, your weekend to get …

Visit Steinhatchee Falls–Hardly Niagara, But Still a Place of Beauty and Serenity

From:  Seenorthflorida.com  Steinhatchee Falls is a great place to picnic or enjoy a quiet moment watching the river cascade over the falls. The three-foot waterfall is formed by a limerock outcropping in the river which extends north of the falls and, historically, served as a crossing point for Native Americans and settlers in the 1800’s. …

Pretend You’re Elvis–On Levy County’s “Follow That Dream” Parkway

The sleepy little town of Yankeetown was re-awakened in 1961 when Elvis Presley arrived to film segments of the movie, “Follow That Dream”.  Yankeetown is located on the Levy County, FL coast, just west of Inglis and US19/98.  It’s a quick trip on Hwy 40 through Inglis and into the heart of Yankeetown, where several …

Experience Satchel’s Pizza–Now A Gainesville, FL Landmark!

Satchel’s Pizza has become a Gainesville, FL landmark.  No, there’s no “historic” marker, but the place is pretty “hysterical”.  I think of the place as Gainesville’s (and possibly all of North Florida’s) “South of the Border”, with the exception that it has great food to go along with the interesting scenery. Located at 1800 NE …

Drive Florida’s Dixie Mainline–Hardly A Road To Nowhere!

If you’re driving from the Dixie County Big Bend coastal community of Suwannee to Horseshoe Beach (or vice-versa), you have two options.  The first involves traveling at least a 20-mile trip back to US19/98, heading to either Cross City or Old Town and then another 20-plus miles to your destination.  The other is a simple, …

Yellow Jacket RV Resort–Serenity By The Suwannee River

If you’re looking for a place to “camp” in your RV that’s on the lower Suwannee River, consider the Yellow Jacket RV Resort west of Old Town and US19/98, on CR351 in Dixie County, Florida.  The Yellow Jacket is located on a beautiful piece of riverside property and is a first-rate RV park, with full …

Gainesville’s gigantic gators at Paynes Prairie

Looking for enormous alligators? You’ll find them in the home of the Gators, Gainesville, along the La Chua Trail at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park.