Things to Do in Florida's Rural Counties

    VISIT FLORIDA staff


    Off the beaten path. Off the grid. Offbeat. Out of the ordinary. Out in the country. On the backroads. Small town. Unknown. Undiscovered. Unexpected. Rural. Historic. Outdoorsy. Green. Relaxed. Laid back. Private. Quiet. Different. Charming. Escape.

    To many visitors, all that may not sound like Florida. But it is.

    The Sunshine State has all that, and in abundance, in counties and cities that may be new to the ear. Each is a new travel experience, with a wealth of things to do.

    Here’s where to find them:

    NORTHWEST FLORIDA

    Florida’s Calhoun County: History and Heritage
    Florida’s Franklin County: The Best of Worlds
    Florida’s Gadsden County: Unspoiled, Unexpected
    Florida’s Gulf County: Don’t Forget the Forgotten Coast
    Florida’s Holmes County: There’s No Place Like It
    Florida’s Jackson County: Cold Springs, Cool Caves, and Country Roads
    Florida’s Liberty County: Rails, Trails, and Rivers
    Wakulla County: Outdoor Recreation, Historic Relaxation
    Florida’s Washington County: From Waterfalls to Wolves

    NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA

    Florida’s Baker County: Back Roads, Backwoods, Rich History
    Things to Do to Bradford County Florida
    Columbia County, Florida: Always Spring Time
    Dixie County, Florida: Wish You Were Here
    Gilchrist County, Florida: Blue Springs, Woods and Quilts
    Hamilton County: Essence of Old Florida
    Jefferson County, Florida: No Stopping You Now
    Lafayette County, Florida: Where Opportunity Knocks
    Levy County, Florida: The Sunshine State, in Bite-Size
    Madison County, Florida: Where the Past is a Destination
    Visit Putnam County, Florida and Slow Down
    Suwannee County, Florida: The River Runs Through It
    Taylor County, Florida: Railroads, Trails and Scallops
    The Woods and Waters of Union County, Florida

    SOUTH CENTRAL FLORIDA

    DeSoto County, Florida: Destination for Exploration
    Glades County, Florida: Pioneer Stock
    Hardee County, Florida: Pioneers, Cowboys, and Canoes
    Hendry County, Florida: Waterfront and Wilderness
    Highlights of Highlands County, Florida
    Okeechobee County, Florida: From Shore to Stars
    A Driving Tour Around Lake Okeechobee (Belle Glade, Pahokee)
    Immokalee, Florida: Both Modern and Pioneer
    The Simple Pleasures of South Bay, Florida

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