6 Unforgettable Adventures in the Suwannee River Valley

Six unforgettable adventures await you in the Suwannee River Valley, home to the legendary river, as it winds through scenic state parks, natural springs, charming small towns, past music festivals and Civil War battlefields.

The Suwannee River is preserved in song, steeped in history, and presents a natural haven for outdoor enthusiasts. As this north Florida river winds its way from Georgia to the Gulf of Mexico it passes through an interesting, yet lesser known, region o... Read more

Top 10 Ways to Kick Back in Columbia County, Florida

Between Tallahassee and Jacksonville sits Columbia County, Florida, better known as Florida’s Gateway for being at the key corridor of Interstates 10 and 75, leading to Orlando. Instead of jockeying with 10,000 other minivans for left-lane advantage on I-75, plan to pull over in Columbia County’s Lake City because it’s actually the perfect place to park your fanny pack and to take the annual family vacation. Here are 10 of the top things to do in Columbia County, Florida, if... Read more

Alligator Lake (Jill)

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Alligator Lake Public Recreation Area in Lake City, Fla. offers eight miles of quiet hiking and bike trails, fishing, canoeing, covered picnic areas and a playground. Wading birds and flowering lily pads enhance the tranquil surroundings. The lake itself is 8... Read more

Ichetucknee springs and river were declared a National Natural Landmark in 1972

Ichetucknee springs and river were declared a National Natural Landmark in 1972. Ichetucknee is an Indian word meaning “beaver pond” and is one of Florida’s 33 first-magnitude springs. Ichetucknee Springs State Park in northern central Florida attracts more than 200,000 visitors a year and contributes $22 million to the local economy. It was purchased by the State of Florida in 1970 from the Loncala ... Read more