Christmas Lights Are Spectacular in Natural North Florida

The Holiday Season is a highlight is Florida’s Natural North Florida region. Small towns are well lit, with holiday parades and festivals. Several our State Parks are lit with holiday decorations and private venues hold holiday special events. Here are a few for your consideration:​ The 8th Annual Christmas Train at Kirby Family Farm Hosted by …

White Springs: Florida’s Original Tourist Destination

Set among forests and a famous river in rural Hamilton County, White Springs, Florida doesn’t conjure the image of a bustling tourist town. As the town’s Vice Mayor Walter McKenzie describes it, you had to be there. “In the late 1800s and early 1900s, White Springs was the number one tourist destination in Florida because …

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 …