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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

White Springs selected as first Florida Trail Gateway Community

Published: December 27, 2006
The natural beauty of White Springs has brought visitors to the area for over 100 years. In the 1800s, visitors traveled by riverboat to bathe in the world-famous mineral waters. Then in the 1960s, hikers began traveling on the newly built Florida Trail along the Suwannee River, which passes the town.

Now the Florida Trail Association has selected White Springs as the first Florida Trail Gateway Community. These communities provide access to natural recreation sites along the trail, such as hiking, biking, paddling, boating, fishing or birding. They also serve as destination hubs where hikers can stay overnight, shop or visit traditional attractions, such as museums and historic sites.

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