Seven Sister's Paddling Trail
Seven Sister’s Paddling Trail is 8.8 miles of paddling. The only public access to the area is a small boat ramp in the Hermits Cove community. The Seven Sisters Paddling trail is located at the eastern end of the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway. This historic area includes Stokes Landing to the west where John Bartram stored supplies, shipped his samples and received his mail. The Union and Confederate armies fought the Battle of Horse Landing and the Union ship Columbine was sunk here. The trail includes nine uninhabited islands and the entrance to the Cross Florida Barge Canal. Except for the communities the shoreline is a flood plain swap and hydric hammock. Creeks weave around the islands, lily pads and Vallisnaria grass. This area is a beautiful paddling area with many islands and wildlife species. Caution should be used while paddling the areas due to motorized traffic. Due to its scenic qualities, the Seven Sister's Paddling Trail is a state-designated Florida paddling trail.