The Perfect End To A Long Bike Ride in Fanning Springs–Lunch At The BBQ Shack

Cycling Natural North Florida’s  32-mile Nature Coast State Trail is an excellent way to experience some of Florida’s Rails-To-Trails locations.  The smooth paved trail follows several old railroad bed that joined at Wilcox, just north of Fanning Springs.  This trail runs from Trenton, in Gilchrist County, through Fanning Springs and Old Town, in Dixie County,  …

Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival, March 21, 2015

Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival, Saturday March 21, 2015 Trenton’s first outdoor quilt festival in 2008 displayed several dozen quilts that were made by students at the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe. Since that time, there have been six additional outdoor quilt festivals. 2015 will bring the seventh annual quilt festival on March 21, 2015, and …

Visit and Enjoy Cherry’s Seafood & Steaks in Downtown Trenton, FL

  Lots of folks were glad to hear that Jeff Cherry had opened Cherry’s Seafood & Steaks in Trenton.  Yes, there are other eateries in Trenton, but this one is truly special.  Jeff is the grandson of A.D. Cherry, whose seafood business was a staple for many years in St. Petersburg.  Now you can have …

Visit Trenton, A Florida Town That’s All About Quilts and Murals!

Trenton, FL, the county seat of Gilchrist County, is just west of Gainesville and is home to an excellent quilting museum and has taken the art of quilting a step further by painting quilt designs on the exterior walls of some of the historic downtown buildings.

Cold Outside? Paddle Natural North Florida Springs–They’re “Warm” Year-Round

Most of us in North Florida are chickens!  Not about getting outdoors, but about cold weather.  Yes, we have a decidedly cooler climate in winter than our neighbors in the central and southern parts of the state, but we also have over 200 constant-temperature (72-degrees) springs that actually feel warm in winter. Several of our …

Fanning Springs Easily Accessed By Boat From The Suwannee River

A short trip up the spring run to the dock at Fanning Springs State Park can bring you the best of two worlds.  One, tour the scenic Suwannee River and two, swim in the cool crystal clear waters of one of Florida’s biggest freshwater springs.  There are good boat ramps downstream from Fanning Springs at …

Lunch at Trenton’s Cracker Box Restaurant is Always a Treat!

If you’re in Gilchrist County, make a point of stopping for breakfast or lunch at The Cracker Box restaurant in Trenton.  They’re located just off Hwy 26, just west of US129 in an old house.  They serve great breakfasts and lunch, 7 days a week (open at 6AM, close at 2PM). When it comes to …

The Gilchrist Club–26,000 Acres in the Heart of Gilchrist County

Gilchrist County prides itself in having only one traffic light, but that’s not all!  It also has one of the nicest private hunting and fishing clubs in the state of Florida, the Gilchrist Club.  More of an ‘estate’, the club encompasses almost 27,000 acres of prime managed forests and uplands.  There’s upscale lodging for members, …