Explore Northwest Florida
Situated between the emerald green waters and white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and the upland forest bluffs of Florida's highest vistas, the RiverWay South Region is the center of Northwest Florida's rich cultural, historical, maritime and nature-based resources. Vast river basins offer endless recreational opportunities including hiking, horseback riding, biking, birding, fishing, cave diving, paddling, snorkeling and more-all awaiting your exploration through forests, tributaries, springs, creeks, caverns, coastlines, trails and scenic byways. The region is home to some of the world's most delectable seafood, including Apalachicola Oysters, homegrown culinary delights such as Tupelo Honey, Mayhaw Jelly, fresh fruits and vegetables, local dairies and vineyards just waiting for your tasting. Culture and heritage abound through the woven fabric of our community's collective history of explorers and settlers. Trace their steps or their oar strokes along the many land and maritime heritage trails. Don't forget to stroll through our downtowns and small towns offering antiques, shopping, dining and accommodations with the charm of old Florida. For your artistic side, you will find a wide variety of theatres, galleries, museums and performing arts venues. So whether it's indoors or outdoors, uptown or downtown, by land, sea or river-come Explore Northwest Florida!