Deco activities and family outings.
Paddling and Tubing
Located close to Amigos in Ft. White, they provide canoe/kayak rentals and pick-up/drop-off service on the Santa Fe, Ichetucknee, or Suwannee river. Or combine a paddle with a horseback ride and picnic.
Lars Anderson leads most Adventure Outpost tours and wrote The Paddlers Guide to the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail which is available at Amigos Dive Center.
Rents canoes and tubes to float down the Santa Fe River
Down the road from Amigos Dive Center, it has the most beautiful tubing run in Florida
Canoe and kayak rentals; pick ups and drop offs.
Map of the Santa Fe river with canoe access points.
Lodging, dining and canoe/kayak rentals located at Convict Springs.
This canoe/kayak trail extends the length of the Suwannee river and offers camps with screened sleeping platforms and hot showers.
Located at Manatee Springs and Fanning Springs. They provide rentals, shuttle services and will even take you to local airports.
Upper Suwannee outfitters. This section includes the only Class III white water rapids in Florida.
Driving trips with GPS coordinates.
Down the road from Amigos Dive Center, it has three unique hiking trails.
One of the largest river-delta estuarine systems in the US
Over 20 distinct biological communities provide a rich array of habitats for wildlife, including alligators, bison, wild horses and over 270 species of birds.
A 16-mile paved trail bordering Paynes Prairie.
Starts in downtown Madison and provides 100 miles of country road riding.
Over 31 miles of paved hiking, biking trails that connect the communities of Cross City, Trenton, Fanning Springs and Chiefland.
A rail-trail that stretches from the Suwannee River to the Ichetucknee River and includes 12 miles of paved trail with beautiful Florida scenery.
Horseback rides by alone or combine with a paddle down the Santa Fe.
Horseback riding, horse hotel, scuba diving, camping, arts and crafts.
Museums and Zoos
The Center features a 6,400-square-foot Butterfly Rainforest exhibit, a screened enclosure of lush subtropical and tropical trees and plants that supports hundreds of living butterflies and moths from all corners of the globe with waterfalls and a walking trail.
Features the state’s largest public display of bamboos and the largest herb garden in the Southeast.
Alachua, FL; Saturdays 11-3; admission: 2 carrots.
One of only two teaching zoos in the USA.
A working elephant and exotic animal ranch in Williston offering educational tours by appointment.