Even though the barge canal project was never fully realized, the remnants of the unfinished canal, now known as the Marjory Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway, are being put to good use.
Boating – Staring with the St. Johns River in Palatka and stretching all the way to Cedar Key on the Gulf Coast, there are lots of rivers and lakes to put your boat in the water and do a bit of cruising, or…
Fishing – Lake Rousseau is a reservoir on the Withlacoochee River and was created when the river was dammed as part of the original barge canal project. Fishing guides regularly report catching 10lb bass, and that’s no fish tale!
Camping – The Ocala National Forest, Paines Praire, Silve Springs and Santos are just a few of the majestic places that you can pitch a tent and commune with nature.
Biking – Santos Trail Head offers world renowned bike trails. You can hop onto the greenway at almost any point along the way and peddle in either direction. You won’t be disappointed.
Hiking – How far can you hike in a day? You’d be surprised how far you can walk once you get going! Start in Marion Oaks, cross the FL Trail Land Bridge and you can go for 5 miles or 100!
Horseback Riding – There are endless amounts of trails for horseback riding in North Central Florida. Saddle up your favorite pony and experience Florida the way it used to be! Thoroughbreds & Tennessee Walkers Quater Horses Arabian