Madison County – A Taste of Florida Agriculture

From coast to coast, the state of Florida abounds scenic prairies, grasslands and farm county. It’s an agricultural hub, supplying many fruits, vegetables and livestock to citizens locally and nationally. North Florida counties like Madison County maintain a soil rich in nutrients and a climate ideal for harvesting plants and produce. Want to get a taste …

An Afternoon Down on the Historic Suwannee River

Lafayette County is located east of Tallahassee, FL, and northwest of Gainesville, FL. It’s a rural county, home to prairie-like flatlands, well-known parks and fresh-water springs and rivers. Lafayette offers visitors a slice of the original Florida culture as it’s rich in history, shaded by century old oaks and is home to the famous Suwannee …

Visit A Natural North Florida Wonder–Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park in Gainesville

Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park near Gainesville, is a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep leads down to a miniature rain forest. Small streams trickle down the steep slopes of the limestone sinkhole, disappearing through crevices in the ground. Lush vegetation thrives in the shade of the walls even in dry summers. A significant geological formation, …

The Green Giants of Goethe State Forest

Deep in the heart of more than 53,500 acres of forested preserve, a stand of ancient trees is crowned by the Goethe Giant, one of Florida’s largest cypresses

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, …

Paddle Natural North Florida’s Springs and Spring-Fed Rivers

With our abundant springs, spring runs and spring-fed rivers, the Natural North Florida region is the perfect place to spend a lazy day paddling. In the southern regions, there are several springs that feed the mighty Suwannee River.  County parks at Otter Springs and Hart Springs attract paddlers to their quiet waters.  The State Parks …

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 …