The county seat of rural Lafayette County, Mayo is centrally located for explorations along the Suwannee River and its many springs in a sweeping arc to the north and east, as well as a direct route to public lands along the Steinhatchee River along the wilder portion of the Big Bend.
Trails and Parks in Mayo
- Lafayette Blue Springs State Park - Lafayette Blue Springs was an old swimming hole for folks in Mayo and the rural communities west of Live Oak, a hidden beauty spot along the Suwannee River that is now a state park.
- Peacock Springs State Park - Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park is a top international destination for cave divers thanks to its extensively mapped system of underwater tubes: more than six miles of passageways connecting two major springs, six sinkholes, and the Suwannee River.
- Suwannee River Wilderness Trail - Showcasing springs, sandy beaches, waterfalls, and haunting swamp forests where manatees gather, the 170-mile Suwannee River Wilderness Trail is a paddling trip of a lifetime
- Troy Spring Nature Trail - At Troy Spring State Park, the nature trail is only a half-mile long, but a good introduction to habitats found along the bluffs of the Suwannee River.
- Troy Spring State Park - A first-magnitude spring along the Suwannee River, Troy Spring State Park has the remains of a Civil War steamboat cradled in its rocky waters.