Come discover the natural beauty of Dixie County. Visitors come here to enjoy hunting, fishing, boating, scuba diving, bicycling, and horseback riding. Many return year after year to visit salty Jena, stroll through Cross City, fish from Horseshoe Beach, relax in shady Old Town or enjoy the waterfront village of Suwannee where the great river meets the Gulf.

Gopher River Paddle Trail

Posted in Maps, Paddling Trails, Suwannee on April 3rd, 2013

High resolution, downloadable pdf versions are available by clicking on the image. The pdf versions are can be enlarged, using the zoom feature, to make details easier to read.

Originally posted 2012-09-23 11:01:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Jena Unit – Big Bend Wildlife Mgmt. Area

Posted in Gulf Coast on April 3rd, 2013

The Jena Unit of the big Bend Wildlife Managenment Area is a nice side trip when you’re in the Jena/Steinhatchee area. Its one of the units of over 5 million acres managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as Wildlife Management Areas for both recreational and conservation purposes.

The area is part of the Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail. Check it out at http://myfwc.com/viewing/recreation/wmas/lead/big-bend/paddling-trail/

One of the most interesting aspects of this trip is the variations of eco-systems. you’re already down far enough to be out of the Oak Hammock that occupies most of Dixie County so when you arrive at the entrance you’ll be in pretty much pine forests and driving through some beautiful tall stands of pine trees.

When you get closer to the marshes that border this region of the Gulf of Mexico the tall pines open up and you go into more of what’s called in Florida, “Scrub”, with a few pines here and there. Great habitat for the elusive and rare Scrub Jay. Finally you’ll break out into the mysterious and ever changing salt marsh flats.

Originally posted 2012-09-21 22:50:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Shell Mound-Hog Island Paddle Trail

Posted in Gulf Coast, Maps, Paddling Trails on April 3rd, 2013

   

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Originally posted 2012-09-24 11:25:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Dixie County Historical Society

Posted in Historic Sites on April 3rd, 2013

The Dixie County Historical Society was created in February 1992.

It is located in the Dixie County Cultural Center (formally the Old Town School), and is open each Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m and the first and third Saturdays of each month.

We are located at 761 SE Hwy 349, Old Town, Florida. For more information, please feel free to stop by, contact us by phone (352) 542-0047 or via email dccc1909@gmail.com.

Originally posted 2012-09-23 14:17:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sea Kayak Day Paddles on Florida’s Hidden Coast

Posted in Paddling Trails on April 3rd, 2013


Pure Water Wilderness is proud to offer this FREE download of Sea Kayak Day Paddles on Florida’s Hidden Coast.

Every sea kayaker should have one!16 fantastic paddles along the Gulf Coast from Cedar Key to the Aucilla River.

Accurately mapped and includes GPS waypoints.

Download the book here
A 2.3M PDF File.

 

Download the GPS waypoints here
There are 16 waypoint files,
one for each trip, in a ZIP file.

Free unzipping software is here

If you don’t have it.

Don’t want to print it yourself?

Order for only $12+s&h here

Sample Page Directly From Book

Originally posted 2012-09-21 22:58:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter