Wednesday June 12, 2013
Photo by Virginia.org, Used by Permission
If you didn't know it, we're right smack in the heart of Great Outdoors Month. That's right, June has a history of being a time to celebrate this country's rich natural resources as they relate to enjoying them through outdoor activities. Starting in 2004, then-President Bush made it official and named June Great Outdoors Month. Each year the proclamation has been made since.
And, while all the states have since followed suit and made their own proclamations, it seems that the State of Virginia has really taken it to heart, even offering Virginia Great Outdoors Month Sweepstakes. While we all know Virginia is for Lovers, apparently its also for Outdoors Lovers.
Friday May 31, 2013
The Rainbow River in Dunnellon, Florida is one of the most beautiful kayaking and paddleboarding trips that you can do. Solely fed by a number of vents known as Rainbow Springs, this river is crystal-clear, refreshingly cool, and absolutely vibrant with color. There are some things to know before you go. Here are some articles to help you canoe, kayak, or paddleboard the Rainbow River.
Thursday May 30, 2013
There is a lot to discovering the Suwannee River in White Springs, Florida. This is one section of Florida that is deceptively rich with nature, wildlife, and outdoor activity. There are thousands of acres of state land along the river for activities such as hiking, biking, camping, canoeing, and kayaking. There are Big Shoals State Park and Stephen Foster State Park. And, let's not forget the Big Shoals rapid, Florida's sole Class III whitewater!
Wednesday May 29, 2013
Stephen Foster State Park is a hidden gem tucked away in the quaint town of White Springs, Florida. The Florida Trail runs through it providing hiking opportunities for nature lovers. There is a little village inside the park that hosts crafts and trades such as blacksmithing and pottery. The park hosts many annual festivals. The Stephen Foster Museum is there dedicated to the American Composer by the same name. And... of course.. there's kayaking and canoeing galore!
The Suwannee River runs alongside the park and that means great Florida Blackwater paddling and also the occasional gator sighting. You can launch here or uses this as your take out.