Party In The Pines, October 19 & 20, 2018—Music, Camping, and Fun at Bienville Plantatiion, in Hamilton County, Florida

This event has been cancelled.  Please visit the Party in the Pines Facebook page for additional information.October 19 and 20, 2018 –mark the dates for the Second Annual Party In the Pines Music Festival at Bienville Plantation.  In addition to being one of America’s most renowned hunting and fishing destinations, Bienville has extended it’s operations …

Don’t Miss The Festival of Lights at Florida’s Stephen Foster State Park, 12/1/17-12/24/17

Christmas is coming to Florida’s Stephen Foster State Park, near White Springs, along the Suwannee River, on December 1, 2017!   Here’s a few words from the park about the event (we couldn’t say it better!): Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park and the Stephen Foster Citizens Support Organization, is preparing to illuminate the …

Big Parks, Big Springs–Small Parks, Small Springs–A Few Suwannee River Favorites!

The Swanee River (Old Folks at Home) words and music by Stephen C. Foster (1826-1864) FIRST VERSE Way down upon de Swanee Ribber, Far, far away, Dere’s wha my heart is turning ebber, Dere’s wha de old folks stay. All up and down de whole creation Sadly I roam, Still longing for de old plantation, …

Save The Dates: Natural North Florida’s Fall 2017 Music Festivals

As summer winds down in Natural North Florida, residents and visitors alike flock to our famous music and food festivals.   It seems that every year, the number of events increase, as do their quality and breadth.  In 2017, three are of particular note. In Hamilton County, just north of I-10 and east of I-75, the …

Looking For Some Great Cycling? Download Our Ultimate North Florida Cycling Guide

The Visit Natural North Florida Biking Guide is online and ready to use. You can read it online, or download it as a PDF.   It features 26 one-day cycling trips and 2 multi-day trips, all linked to the RIDE WITH GPS app that’s available for smartphones or certain Garmin GPS units. To use the …

4 North Florida Destinations Worth Exiting I-10 For

If you’re road tripping across the country, exploring big cities like New Orleans or San Antonio, or simply heading to the beautiful beaches in the Florida Panhandle, you’re bound to spend a good deal of driving time on Interstate 10. The 330 miles across Florida from Pensacola to Jacksonville may seem lengthy at first. But …

Taste of Natural North Florida: Ruby Shaw’s Peanut Brittle

Among the many delicacies available at the Florida Folk Festival May 27-29, don’t miss Mrs. Ruby Shaw’s peanut brittle. The venerable Mrs. Shaw turns out batches by the score, and you can get yours at the festival, which is entering its 59th year at Stephen Foster State Park in White Springs. Here’s a photo from …

Mayhaw Jelly: A Southern Delicacy

Relatively rare (if not entirely unknown) in commercial grocery stores, Mayhaw jelly is a must try for visitors to the South East.  The jelly is made from a plant that is commonly considered a weed that grows in swampy areas around the Florida/Georgia border.  The berries of the plant ripen and turn red in late April …