When I was driving out to the Ocala National Forest the other day, I heard a radio commercial for a new outfitter in town. Now I was saddened to see Brasington’s pull out of town some time ago, since they focused on gear for hiking and kayaking, so there has been a void in the […]
Taste a bit of Old Florida at the crazy quilt of outdoors and dining that is Black Hammock Fish Camp along Lake Jesup.
Chez Pierre keeps up with the times in a setting with modern Euro flair and creations that are French / Southern Fusion … and good.
A private nature retreat north of Milton, Coldwater Gardens is a study in serenity, melding camping, gardening, and enjoyment of natural habitats along the Coldwater Creek basin.
The newest accommodations to open in Dunnellon, Comfort Suites is a welcoming place with an airy lobby, stone fireplace, and comfortable rooms near recreation on the Rainbow River and Cross Florida Greenway.
Groaning under the weight of used paperbacks – more than 12,000 books stuffed into this little 1908 white and yellow Cracker cottage – Crackerhouse Books in Arcadia is somewhere to stop if you’re bibliophiles like us, especially if you collect paper ephemera. They’ve got it! Hours are a little offbeat, but call ahead if you’re […]
Some folks know where to place a porch, and Mr. Fred Babcock was one of them. His Cypress Lodge is deep in Babcock Ranch, set on a creek draining into the Telegraph Swamp. On a visit there, I watched a gator sunning on the shore, wood storks and ibises winging their way above the dark […]
While I mourn the loss of the Suwannee River Diner in White Springs, I’m pleased to report that the Stormant family is still cooking up the same great country vittles we know and love down at Fat Belly’s, their restaurant on the south side of White Springs near the blinker to Big Shoals. Barbecue is […]
Situated along Charlotte Harbor in Punta Gorda, Fisherman’s Village provides a great base camp for outdoor recreation at Babcock Ranch and along the coast.
Go2 Outfitters, an independently owned and operated outdoor specialty store in Lutz serving hiking, camping, kayaking, fishing and boating enthusiasts.