The 16 Best Things to Do in Lafayette County and the Suwannee River

The Suwannee River runs through South Georgia into Florida and down to the Gulf of Mexico. The Suwannee is a 235-mile black-water river that hides artifacts and fossils. Although the river became well-known because of Stephen Foster’s “Old Folks at Home,” it remains well-known because of the wildness it discloses. You can travel for miles …

Crane Viewing at Payne’s Prarie!

Now through the end of February, head out ot Payne’s Prarie to get a glimpse of Florida’s real “snow-birds”.  Thousands of migratory sandhill cranes are making their winter home right outside of Gainesville on Payne’s Prarie.  The best times to go are at either sunrise or sunset, as you’re likely to see the most birds …

Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve

See one of  Florida’s most unique, and most threatened ecosystems at Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve.  Scrub habitats are easy to spot, because they look like a patch of beach or desert even though you’re nowhere near the water.  Scrub habitats resemble mini-islands, because when Florida was still mostly underwater, these bits of scrub are …