Visit Fanning Springs, A Natural North Florida Paradise!

Fanning Springs State Park, located on the Suwannee River, this inviting source of cool, clear water has attracted people for thousands of years. Fanning Springs now produces less than 65 million gallons of water daily, making it a second magnitude spring. Historically, Fanning Spring was a first-magnitude springs as recently as the 1990s. Swimming or …

Paddle Natural North Florida’s Suwannee River Wilderness Trail: October 22 – 27, 2015

While there seems like plenty of time to sign up for this excellent paddling adventure, be advised that it’s very popular and the limit fills quickly.  So….act now!  And if you’d like to see an itinerary of the trip, click on https://www.naturalnorthflorida.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/suwannee_trip_itinerary_2015-599498116b4fe34b99b6584b7f03a85a.pdf More information can be found on the Paddle Florida website at:  www.paddleflorida.org Here …

HERO FEST and Survival Race at Otter Springs Park in Gilchrist County, June 12 &13, 2015

Don’t miss the June 12-13 Inaugural Survival Race at Otter Springs There will be 50 boat Racers of Combat-Injured Vets & a First Responder and 200 other 2-man or woman teams starting out at Blue Springs. They’ll be going to Dorothy’s Landing & Spending the night (survival) with only what they brought—-or forgot. The next …

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,  …

Florida’s Big Bend Coastal Creeks Offer Excellent Wintertime Fishing–Just Don’t Get Stranded By The Tide!

Fishermen are lucky.  When wintertime arrives in Florida, all that’s usually necessary is a light coat to keep away the cold.  However, cold-blooded fish species like seatrout, redfish (red drum), black drum and sheepshead, are not so lucky.  They’re cold-blooded, and as water temperatures fall into the 50s, they seek the warmth of deep creeks, …

Fanning Springs’ Lighthouse Restaurant Re-Opened and Renewed–February 2015

You remember the old Lighthouse Restaurant, don’t you?  Or did you drive by during the times when the food was not very good and the service slow and wish the restaurant would return to its former glory?  Well, fret no more.  New owner Jamie Griffin has brought The Lighthouse back and has come out swinging …