June 15, 2020 News and Events
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SOME IMPORTANT FLORIDA RIVERS
Florida rivers were the main routes of transportation in the early history of Florida. Even before the first European settlers arrived, the Native Americans used the rivers and streams to transport people and goods in dugout canoes.
The early Native American footpaths along the rivers connected their villages and formed the eventual routes of many of our modern roads. As Florida and the other southern states began to grow, there were very few railroads to transport passengers and freight from local enterprises to salt water ports where they could be shipped to northern markets.
This made Florida rivers the logical and important way to connect the state to the rest of the world.
Here are 11 of the historically important Florida rivers and some of the places along the way.
READ MORE ABOUT FLORIDA RIVERS
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June is one of favorite months in Florida. This year not so much, however, because many of us are staying at home because of the global virus pandemic. The weather is great, and we enjoy our time at home by reading and getting caught up on chores. May was warmer than usual. Most of our snowbirds have gone back north, but some are
staying in their Florida homes during the pandemic. Restaurants are beginning to open with new recommended health procedures in place. Some also offer take out or delivery services.
HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING FLORIDA EVENTS FOR JUNE:
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 TOWNS. We have
profiles and histories on hundreds of Florida towns and cities.
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 DAY TRIPS BY LOCATION. Hundreds of destinations withing one hundred miles of eight major Florida cities.
FLORIDA DAY TRIPS BY THEME OF INTEREST. Many people like to take day trips to
destinations that reflect their interests.
FLORIDA ROAD TRIPS. Hundreds of recommended road trips with maps that let you explore all regions of the state.
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 JUNE 2020
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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