Come discover the natural beauty of Dixie County. Visitors come here to enjoy hunting, fishing, boating, scuba diving, bicycling, and horseback riding. Many return year after year to visit salty Jena, stroll through Cross City, fish from Horseshoe Beach, relax in shady Old Town or enjoy the waterfront village of Suwannee where the great river meets the Gulf.

Sanders Creek Paddling Trail

Posted in Gulf Coast, Maps, Paddling Trails on April 3rd, 2013

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Originally posted 2012-09-23 10:50:34. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Shired Island

Posted in Gulf Coast on April 3rd, 2013

Part of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, the Shired Island Boat Ramp & Trail provide access to the Gulf, shoreline fishing, and a short trail to a 7,000 year-old archaeology site. You’ll want to bring your camera.

For anglers without vessels, the ample sea wall provides plenty of shore-fishing opportunities. There are no nearby stores or tackle shops, so come prepared.

After enjoying the walk out to the point, you’ll see millions and millions of sun-bleached shells. Ancient cultures of fishing people discarded their meal debris (oysters, clams, scallops, fish bones, etc) where they ate. Millennia of this accumulation gave height to the island that was once merely a mudflat at the edge of the Gulf.

Please, stay on the beach and leave the island interior to the wildlife. Enjoy a day of discovery at your National Wildlife Refuge.

Originally posted 2012-09-21 22:45:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Dixie County Historical Society

Posted in Historic Sites on April 3rd, 2013

The Dixie County Historical Society was created in February 1992.

It is located in the Dixie County Cultural Center (formally the Old Town School), and is open each Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m and the first and third Saturdays of each month.

We are located at 761 SE Hwy 349, Old Town, Florida. For more information, please feel free to stop by, contact us by phone (352) 542-0047 or via email dccc1909@gmail.com.

Originally posted 2012-09-23 14:17:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Cat Island Paddling Trail

Posted in Gulf Coast, Maps, Paddling Trails on April 3rd, 2013

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Originally posted 2012-09-22 00:14:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Geocaching

Posted in Geocaching on April 3rd, 2013

Are you a real-world outdoor treasure hunter?

Our Zips codes are

  • Old Town 32680
  • Cross City 32628
  • Horseshoe Beach 32648
  • Suwannee 32692
  • Jena 32359

New to goecaching?

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world.

A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers (Tupperware or similar) or ammunition boxes can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets of little value. Geocaching shares many aspects with benchmarking, trigpointing, orienteering, treasure-hunting, letterboxing, and waymarking.

Geocaches are currently placed in over 200 countries around the world and on all seven continents, including Antarctica, and the International Space Station. After more than 12 years of activity there are over 1.8 million active geocaches published on various websites. There are over 5 million geocachers worldwide.

Try this website to find geocaches in your area geocaching.com

Originally posted 2012-09-23 23:13:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter