Grab your swimsuit, pack a "water proofed" lunch complete with plenty of cold beverages, and paddle your way back in time through some of Florida's most beautiful scenary. Call ahead and reserve canoes or kayaks as needed...Jeb will fix you up at Canoe Outfitters' registration lodge located at Riverbend Park.
Whether you're an experienced local or an out-of-towner looking to cool off, this winding window of nature has something for everyone. Last Sunday, an impromtu fiesta of sorts broke out at the dam where folks had set up a rope swing above the tree canopied pool. Couldn't resist the urge and flug myself into the water while Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" blasted in the background. Great fun!
Once past the dam, things get quieter and you'll find yourself reflecting on nature's beauty. Unfortunately, the water level is low right now at various stretches of the river due to lack of rain. Be prepared for a moderate workout as you navigate logs and low spots.
Be sure to research the legend of "Trapper Nelson" beforehand. Known by some as Florida's real life Tarzan, Nelson lived nearby in the 1940's and 1950's. Can you imagine his adventures? Wow!
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