Local Attractions and Events

Floridians weather the heat and humidity of our brutal summers by fleeing to the ocean or to the state’s wealth of cool, refreshing springs. Geologists estimate there are more than 700 freshwater springs in Florida — the largest concentration on Earth — and most are located north of Orlando.
The springs listed here were selected for easy access to swimming and snorkeling, and a few allow scuba diving in the underwater caves that channel to the springs. These springs are just a short drive from our park. For further information, click on the web site links to each park.


Fanning Springs State Park At Fanning Springs State Park visitors can enter the park by boat from the Suwannee River or by car from U.S. 19/98. Visitors enjoy the picnic area, playground and sandy volleyball court. A boardwalk overlooks the spring and river. White-tailed deer, gray squirrels, red-shouldered hawks, pileated woodpeckers and barred owls are some of the animals seen in the park. Manatees sometimes visit the spring during the winter months. Fanning Springs State Park Website
Nature Coast State Trail The Nature Coast State Trail provides an excellent opportunity to experience the Sunshine State's Natural North Florida. In the early 1900s, trains were replacing the steamship as the freight and passenger carrier throughout the Suwannee River Valley. Today, visitors can retrace this historic route of the Atlantic Coastline Railroad, traversing 32 miles of Florida's beautiful Nature Coast region. Nature Coast Website
Chiefland Farmers Flea Market Chiefland Farmers Flea Market has 50 booths in this outside area, dealers seem to like it and the public loves it. Outside was expanded in Oct, 2011. There are 300 booths inside as well. We have updated several booths for lock up on a monthly basis. ATM available on site. Open FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY 8AM till 4PM year round. We are a wheel chair friendly market. We ARE a Farmer's Market and open every weekend from 8 to 4. With local farm vegetables. Chiefland Flea Market Website
Chiefland Golf and Country Club Chiefland Golf and Country Club is a beautiful and scenic course located just a few minutes from the city. Recently, the club's members have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars renovating and improving the course, from fairway to green, to challenge any golfer's ability. The course has a driving range, pro shop, and lounge. Lessons are also available. Golfers may walk this course on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays as well as any other day after 2pm. This course is truly one of the best in the Tri-County area. Tee times are not required but check the calendar for possible closures as well as league play. We try to accommodate everyone. Chiefland Golf Course Website
Cedar Key FL Beach Cedar Key is one of the oldest ports in the state, and when Florida's first railroad connected it to the east coast, it became a major supplier of seafood and timber products to the northeast. Today, it has become a haven for artists and writers, who find the unspoiled environment inspirational to their work. Many people visit each year to walk the historic streets, browse the shops and galleries, explore the back bayous, and enjoy the world-famous restaurants, featuring seafood fresh from local suppliers. Cedar Key Website
Anderson's Outdoor Adventures Anderson's Outdoor Adventures offers full service canoe, kayak, tube, and paddle board rentals and transportation up and down the Scenic Santa Fe River. We offer drop off and pick up service ranging from 27 bridge to 129 bridge We have an outstanding 3.2 mile tubing trip for those who like to float the river for a couple of hours or a 4.8 miler for those who need more fun in the sun. If you like to fish then you need to come see us as this is one of the top rivers for anglers in the state. Come catch the Suwannee Bass! Anderson Outdoor Adventures Website

Springs to Sea Paddle We welcome you to visit our one of a kind Gulf Coast and North Central Florida waterways, from the Suwannee and the Santa Fe Rivers, to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, and the many lakes in between. This family owned business is operated by fifth generation Florida natives, having always treasured what the outdoors can offer. With over 50 years of customer service experience, our goal is to offer you the best, quality experience on the water with our Vibe products. We offer boats for the newest of adventurers in kayaking through the most experienced, as well as many accessories to make your day on the water one to remember. Springs to Sea Paddle Website

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