Rum138: More Than A Paddling Destination in Southern Columbia County

Travelers to the springs areas of Natural North Florida near High Springs often ask me about Rum138.  Doug and Merrillee Jipson’s lovingly-presented creation is hard to explain.  There, you’ll find an excellent kayak and canoe outfitter, a first-rate art gallery–and you can even get your hair styled! Rum138 is definitely worth a visit, if for …

Hike, Bike, Swim, Camp and Paddle at Florida’s O’Leno State Park

One of Florida’s first state parks, O’Leno State Park was first developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The park is located along the banks of the scenic Santa Fe River, a tributary of the Suwannee River, and features sinkholes, hardwood hammocks, river swamps and sandhills. As the river courses through the park, …

Don’t Miss These 2015 Holiday Events in Lake City, Florida

Lighting of the Park & Santa in the Park (All of December) Olustee Park Downtown Lake City, FL 386-752-3690 www.lakecitychamber.com     Lake City Snow Day and Christmas Parade (December 12, 2015) Downtown Lake City, FL 386-752-3690 www.lakecitychamber.com      

Give The Gift Of A Santa Fe River Paddling Trip This Holiday Season–or Anytime

Natural North Florida’s Santa Fe River can be crowded during the warmer months (we really don’t have cold month!) so late fall and winter are the perfect time to enjoy the solitude and beauty of the river.  An easy and fun trip is from the US27 Bridge in High Springs to Columbia County’s park at …

3-Day Trip: Dive into North Florida Aquatic Adventure

The Sunshine State is the ideal location year-round for underwater exploration. It’s no secret that Florida is surrounded by the vast bodies of both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean; however, the state is also home to some hidden locations for those who seek more intimate, authentic aquatic experience. Dive into the caves, …