Top 10 Springs

If you’ve never seen the natural springs in and around Columbia County, Florida, you’re missing out on some of the most beautiful (and fun) places to visit in the state. My family planned a three-day adventure to tour the area’s top 10 springs—where we discovered a whole new kind of playground.

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The Crown Jewel of Columbia County

We didn’t know exactly what the day would bring as we checked in at Paddling Adventures at Ichetucknee Springs State Park in rural Fort White, Florida. But we knew we were in for a heck of an adventure that included lots of time in and on the water at one of the state’s most iconic rivers. It was just my wife, our 15-year-old daughter, our 13-year-old son and me.

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Hail, Columbia County, Florida

Whether you show up in January or plan a visit for July, it’s always spring time in Columbia County. So proud are they of their rivers and crystal-clear springs that the county tourism bureau dubbed their official website

Springs are only part of it. While Columbia County only has one city and one town, it has historic architecture, wonderful back roads, natural beauty and wildlife, birdwatching al... Read more

The Ultimate 3-Day Weekend Guide to Columbia County, Florida

Nature and history lovers, there’s a perfect Florida weekend getaway destination without the crowds you expect from a Florida vacation. How does three days of local restaurants, alligator sightings, hiking past waterfalls, kayaking, swimming and history museums sound? If that defines the perfect Florida weekend vacation to you, pack your hiking boots and bring the bathing suit to Columbia County, Florida, on the northern state border with Georgia. Here’s a perfect 3-day guide ... Read more

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