By CycleHere Media

When rivers were America's superhighways, the St. Johns River was Florida's. When it was first mapped by Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon, the St. Johns connected the peninsula's wild interior to the Atlantic Ocean — and it still does today. The St. Johns Rivership Company invites you to board the Barbara Lee, a replica of the paddle-wheelers that plied these waters back around the start of the 20th century, and you'll enjoy top-notch food, music and dancing as you cruise through the river's cypress-stained water. When you look over the railings, you'll see stretches of pristine, undeveloped wilderness that look much the same today as they always have.