10th Annual Mayhaw Berry Festival, Monticello, FL–May 7 & 8, 2016

Golden Acres Ranch in Jefferson County, FL is hosting the 10th Annual Mayhaw Berry Festival on May 7 and 8, 2016.  It’s a free, family oriented event, with a petting area, hayrides, local crafts, art, food–and of course, mayhaw jelly! Golden Acres, located at 704 Barnes Road, Monticello, is a 60-acre, working goat and sheep …

A Taste of “Old Florida”: Bill’s Fish Camp at Suwannee

There are very few real “fish camps” left in Florida.  Of those that disappeared, many were sold and their valuable (and strategically placed) real estate swallowed up by developers to build pricey condos and vacation homes.  Some of that happened at Suwannee, Steinhatchee, Yankeetown and Cedar Key, but there are a few left.  On our …

Miller’s Marina, Suwannee, to Become GATEWAY MARINA, March 2016

  Things are changing at “Suwannee Town”.  Most interesting is that the Miller family has sold the marina bearing their name, and it’s now known as Gateway Marina.  “Gateway” is a fitting term, as the marina is the closest to the mouth of the mighty river and to the Gulf of Mexico. Plans for the …

Spring Warrior Fish Camp, A Great Destination on Taylor County, Florida’s Gulf Coast

Spring Warrior Fish Camp is one of the few “real” fish camps still remaining on Florida’s Gulf coast.  Located about 15 miles from Perry, it sits on Spring Warrior Creek, just a short run by boat from some of the best trout and redfishing anywhere in Florida.        

William Bartram Heritage Day, 3/5/16, Hawthorne, FL

  An invitation from the organizers: “Join us for an exciting day planned at Little Orange Creek Nature Park in Hawthorne at the 4th Annual William Bartram Day. The event will feature William Bartram in costume and first person giving a fascinating talk for both adults and children.   Live music, native plant sales, storytelling, booths …

Bradford County, Florida’s 2016 County Fair, March 8-13

Attracting 15 to 20,000 visitors from several adjacent counties, the Bradford County Fair has all the usual family-oriented fun and games, but also some good old-fashioned “county fair” events and activities.  Exhibits include agriculture, crafts and animal husbandry.       Fair Schedule and Directions Tuesday        March 8      5:00 – 11:00 pm Ribbon …

Small Town Escape: Follow That Dream Down Highway 40 to Yankeetown, Florida

If you’re driving north or south on US19/98 and find yourself in the village of Inglis, near the highway’s intersection with the Withlacoochee River, be sure to turn west on SR40, locally known as “Follow That Dream Parkway”.    Yes, Elvis was there in 1961 filming Follow That Dream, one of his most successful movies, putting …

Head to Natural North Florida For Great Paddling Adventures!

Here’s a quick look at some of the great paddling in Natural North Florida!                

Grace Manor Bed and Breakfast, in Historic Greenville, Florida

    Before I extol the beauty and comfort of Grace Manor B&B, a few words about Greenville.  Located between Monticello and Madison on US90, Greenville was an early rail hub for a booming forest products industry.  In fact, it was at one time a larger town than either Monticello or Madison, the Madison County …

Warmer Winter Afternoons Make For Great Fishing in Dixie County’s Horseshoe Cove

Sometimes the best fishing is where it’s hard to go.  That’s especially true of Horseshoe Cove, south of the Horseshoe Beach community in Dixie County.  And when the day starts out cold and warms through the early afternoon, it’s worth a trip to Horseshoe Cove! Whether you’re launching your boat at Horseshoe Beach (there are …