Have a “High Time” in Downtown High Springs, Florida

The small city of High Springs is considered by many to be the nexus of springs and paddling adventures in Natural North Florida.  While the region has the largest concentration of freshwater springs in the US, High Springs has several within just a few miles of town.  Visitors  to Ginnie Springs, Poe Springs, Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs and Rum Island Spring can have a great day in the cool, refreshing water, followed by a visit to High Springs for some shopping –or a meal at a fine restaurant.

Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Spring State Park, Florida’s newest state park, located near High Springs

A tour of High Springs is an easy walk.  Park along the main street, or just around the corner by the Welcome Center, and drop in one of the many antique and gift shops.  And, when you’re done shopping, head into the recently opened High Springs Brewery (across from the historic Priest Theater) or the Great Outdoors Restaurant for some sustenance.

High Springs Welcome Center


Poe Springs, in an Alachua County public park


Rum Island Park, on the Santa Fe River, just of CR138 in Columbia County

Enjoy a fine meal, some adult beverages, or just a snack at Great Outdoors Restaurant


Tired of swimming, diving or paddling? Shop for antiques, gifts and clothing in downtown High Springs.


Need dive supplies? Extreme Exposure Dive Shop is conveniently located in downtown High Springs