The Suwannee River is well known by name because of Stephen Foster's famous song, "Old Folks at Home". It is mostly a mystery, however, to the majority of Floridians and tourists who have never visited it.
It is a river that rises in the Okeefenokee Swamp of south Georgia and meanders more than 238 (206 in Florida) miles through mostly rural Florida farmlands and conservation areas. The flow of the river is replenished along its way by numerous fresh water springs. The river's mouth is just south of the fishing village of Suwanee on the Gulf of Mexico.
The river has been part of Florida's history since the early days, and it was not only the location of Florida's first tourist attraction (White Springs) in the 1830s, it also played an important strategic role in the U.S. Civil War with the Battle of Olustee fought near the junction of the Suwannee and Withlacoochee Rivers.
Here are 5 Florida places that have been part of that history. I've arranged them in the same order as you would see them if you were a leaf floating downstream from White Springs near the Georgia border to the Gulf of Mexico at Suwannee.
Jul 28, 17 12:04 AM
I'd heard stories about Loop Rd. and the Gator Hook bar since moving to Miami in 1979. Yesterday I asked my wife if she would like to take a ride with
Jul 27, 17 05:21 PM
Cable Junction Zipline Adventures is a 2500 foot long zipline ride for people ages 8 to 80.
Jul 27, 17 05:08 PM
There are many Jacksonville Florida day trips that will take you to places you will enjoy. All day trips are within 100 miles of Jacksonville.