Nondiving Activities


Deco activities and family outings.

Paddling and Tubing

3 Rivers Adventures

Located close to Amigos in Ft. White, they provide canoe/kayak rentals and pick-up/drop-off service on the Santa Fe, Ichetucknee, or Suwannee river. Or combine a paddle with a horseback ride and picnic.

Adventure Outpost

Lars Anderson leads most Adventure Outpost tours and wrote The Paddlers Guide to the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail which is available at Amigos Dive Center.

Ginnie Springs

Rents canoes and tubes to float down the Santa Fe River

Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Down the road from Amigos Dive Center, it has the most beautiful tubing run in Florida

Santa Fe Canoe Outpost

Canoe and kayak rentals; pick ups and drop offs.

Santa Fe River Canoe Trail

Map of the Santa Fe river with canoe access points.

Suwannee River Rendezvous

Lodging, dining and canoe/kayak rentals located at Convict Springs.

Suwannee River Wilderness Trail

This canoe/kayak trail extends the length of the Suwannee river and offers camps with screened sleeping platforms and hot showers.

Suwannee Guides

Located at Manatee Springs and Fanning Springs. They provide rentals, shuttle services and will even take you to local airports.

American Canoe Adventures

Upper Suwannee outfitters. This section includes the only Class III white water rapids in Florida.


See North Florida

Driving trips with GPS coordinates.

Nature Walks

Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Down the road from Amigos Dive Center, it has three unique hiking trails.

Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge

One of the largest river-delta estuarine systems in the US

Paynes Prairie Preserve

Over 20 distinct biological communities provide a rich array of habitats for wildlife, including alligators, bison, wild horses and over 270 species of birds.


Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail

A 16-mile paved trail bordering Paynes Prairie.

Madison Loop

Starts in downtown Madison and provides 100 miles of country road riding.

Nature Coast State Trail

Over 31 miles of paved hiking, biking trails that connect the communities of Cross City, Trenton, Fanning Springs and Chiefland.

Suwannee River Greenway

A rail-trail that stretches from the Suwannee River to the Ichetucknee River and includes 12 miles of paved trail with beautiful Florida scenery.

Horseback Riding

3 Rivers Adventures/Sawgrass Stables

Horseback rides by alone or combine with a paddle down the Santa Fe.

Two Hawk Hammock

Horseback riding, horse hotel, scuba diving, camping, arts and crafts.

Museums and Zoos

Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History

The Center features a 6,400-square-foot Butterfly Rainforest exhibit, a screened enclosure of lush subtropical and tropical trees and plants that supports hundreds of living butterflies and moths from all corners of the globe with waterfalls and a walking trail.

Kanapaha Botanical Garden

Features the state’s largest public display of bamboos and the largest herb garden in the Southeast.

Retirement Home for Horses

Alachua, FL; Saturdays 11-3; admission: 2 carrots.

Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

One of only two teaching zoos in the USA.

Two Tails Ranch

A working elephant and exotic animal ranch in Williston offering educational tours by appointment.

Antiquing and Art Shopping