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Florida Heritage Travel, August 2019 -Old Towns on St Johns River
July 30, 2019

August 2019 News and Events


FLORIDA HERITAGE TRAVEL
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SIX HISTORIC FLORIDA TOWNS ON THE ST. JOHNS RIVER
Mayport, Jacksonville, Mandarin, Green Cove Springs, Palatka, Sanford

The St. Johns River is the longest river in Florida. It is one of only a few rivers in the United States that flows from south to north. The river begins in the swampy areas 10 miles southwest of Melbourne known as Lake Hell 'n Blazes.

The St. Johns has been part of Florida's history since the early days, and it passes through 18 different counties on its slow journey north to the ocean.

Here are six Florida cities and towns that have been part of that history. I've arranged them in the same order as you would see them if you are journeying upstream from the Atlantic Ocean southward to Sanford in the Orlando metro area.

READ MORE ABOUT OLD FLORIDA TOWNS ON THE ST JOHNS RIVER



RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS ON THE ST. JOHNS RIVER

SINGLETONS SEAFOOD SHACK, Mayport

CLARK'S FISH CAMP, Mandarin

SWEET SENSATIONS, Green Cove Springs

CORKY BELL'S, East Palatka

CORNER CAFE, Sanford

READ MORE ABOUT THESE RESTAURANTS ON EACH TOWN PAGE


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Thanks for continuing to subscribe to Florida Heritage monthly e-zine. Our website, Florida-Back-Roads-Travel.com continues to grow, and we hope you enjoy these updates.

You can also subscribe to our Florida Blog by going to our home page and selecting an RSS feed. This way you will have daily updates. I recently added a new page to the website: Florida Tales. This feature allows website visitors to share their favorite Florida stories with us. We also revised our Florida Getaways page to provide links to getaways in all 8 geographical regions of Florida.

Some new pages on our website include FLORIDA CRACKER RESTAURANTS and DAY TRIPS BY THEME OF INTEREST. We hope you will check them out and give us your imput.

August is hot and humid down here in Florida. July was hotter than usual, and we've had very little cool weather. We run our air conditioners all the time. Many of our snowbirds were smart enough to go back north, so the lines are shorter at the restaurants.

HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING FLORIDA EVENTS FOR AUGUST:

ALL REGIONS

FLORIDA WINERIES. Check the Florida winery nearest you. Many of them have wonderful weekend events that include music and wine tastings. Our site has information on 27 wineries scattered across the state. We plan to add even more when we have time to visit them.

FLORIDA TOURIST ATTRACTIONS. We have an extensive list of Florida Tourist Attractions. Some of them are well known; other are a wonderful step back into Old Florida.

FLORIDA FESTIVALS. There are several outside events this time of year. Among these are outdoor art festivals and folk and bluegrass music festivals.

BEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA. Almost anything you decide to do in Florida can be enhanced by spending some quality time at a great beach, and best beaches in Florida will guide you in the right direction.

FLORIDA MUSEUMS. Many Florida art and historical museums have scheduled events. Click on the links to find out what is going on.

FLORIDA THEATER. This is an active time for plays and musical events in our many Florida theaters.. Check the links to find out what might be interesting to you.

FLORIDA AUTHORS. Any time is a good time to read a book by a Florida author. Our most visited author pages are those of Randy Wayne White, the creator of adventurous marine biologist Doc Ford, Tim Dorsey and his unlikely protagonist, serial killer Serge Storms, and Robert N. Macomber, and his historical novels featuring Captain Peter Wake of the U.S. Navy.

Here is a useful link that will tell you what is going on this month virtually everywhere in Florida.

FLORIDA FESTIVALS AND OTHER EVENTS FOR AUGUST 2019

Information on the towns and places hosting these events, or near them, including lodging, can be found at Florida Towns.

A few events are cancelled on very short notice. I do my best to ensure that our information is correct and current, but I recommend you call before leaving for the event to make sure it's still on.

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