A Few Changes at Florida’s Ichetucknee State Park in Columbia County

Florida’s Ichetucknee State Park is a favorite of locals, as well as visitors to the State.  The head spring feeds the river with clean, clear water and pushes rafters, tubers and paddlers downstream for an unequaled view of one of Florida’s most pristine natural areas. For the 2016 “season”, beginning in late May, there have …

Head to Natural North Florida For Great Paddling Adventures!

Here’s a quick look at some of the great paddling in Natural North Florida!                

Swim, Snorkel, SCUBA, Paddle, Camp, Play at Florida’s Manatee Springs State Park

The first-magnitude spring at Manatee Springs State Park produces an average of 100 million gallons of clear, cool water daily. In winter, West Indian manatees swim upriver to the warmer waters of the springs. Popular for snorkeling and scuba diving, the headwaters of the spring are also a great spot for swimming. The spring run …

Paddle With PaddleFlorida on the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail: October 22 – 27, 2015

Natural North Florida’s Suwannee River Wilderness Trail offers a unique opportunity to see and paddle one of America’s great rivers.  The Suwannee River starts its journey in Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp and meanders through north central Florida until it reaches the Gulf of Mexico at the town of Suwannee. One important yearly kayak event is the …

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 …

Kate’s Fish Camp–Alachua County’s Newnans Lake Is Not Just For Fishin’

Whether you want to go fishing, cycling, canoeing, or camping, Kate’s Fish Camp is the place to be for outdoor fun for the whole family. Kate’s Fish Camp is conveniently located on State Road 20 near Prairie Creek, Newnan’s Lake, and the Gainesville-Hawthorne  State Trail so it is the perfect place for camping, canoeing, kayaking, fishing …

Put on a Sweater–and Paddle the Big Bend Saltwater Trail!

The weather’s cooling down, so it’s time to head to the coast and do some paddling.   Sea kayakers have long known of the multi-day expedition possibilities along Florida’s Big Bend Gulf Coast. The area boasts one of the longest and wildest publicly-owned coastal wetlands in the United States, and a striking array of bird …

Steinhatchee River Designated Florida’s 50th State Paddling Trail

With the addition of the Steinhatchee River, Florida now has 50 state paddling trails. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Greenways & Trails designated the Steinhatchee River during the Taylor County Commission meeting on Sept. 16. The Florida Paddling Trails Association also presented signs designating the communities of Keaton Beach and Steinhatchee as …