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Friday, July 08, 2011

Discovering the by-ways of Old Florida

Published July 7, 2011 TCPalm The many springs around the area provide a full range of recreational venues from scuba diving, swimming, canoeing and fishing to tubing. One of the items on my bucket list was to go tubing down the crystal clear, spring -fed Ichetucknee River. I did it several years ago. Located in the State Park, it's located above fifteen miles north of High Springs. You don't have to own a tube as there are dozens of road side places that rent the tubes. You just return the tube at the end of your ride. Your can dive or drift this fantastic unspoiled natural wilderness. The choice is yours. Make sure you plan it for summer or early fall as that water is really cold. Within a easy traveling distance from High Springs is Blue Spring, along the Santa Fe River; Poe Springs Park; Ginny Springs and O'Leno State park, one of Florida's first state parks. Source