5 Reasons to Stay at Water Street Hotel & Marina in Apalachicola

By Carrie McLaren My family and I recently set out to explore historic Apalachicola, located in the Northwest area of the state. What we found was a city with a deep maritime history, fantastic food and a laidback way of life. Our ‘home away from home’ was the Water Street Hotel & Marina, with…

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What To Do in Apalachicola: Weekend Getaway

By Dalia Colon Tucked away in Northwest Florida, Apalachicola makes for a low-key family getaway. My husband Braulio and I recently took our first trip to “Apalach” as the locals call it. With our 1-year-old daughter Norah in tow we wanted to keep our itinerary interesting for us but still…

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Uncover the Small Town Charms of Apalachicola

By Herb Hiller There's only one road in and out of town, only one traffic light and it's 71 miles to the nearest movie theater. But folks in Apalachicola, Fla., don't feel deprived. People stay because of what the Northwest Florida town doesn't have…

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Along the River: The Apalachicola

By Chelle Koster Walton “As we slowly made our way up the creek that flowed into the Apalachicola River we were overwhelmed by the most wonderful smell. It was the tupelo trees in bloom,” said Clyde Butcher, famed Florida nature photographer who published his Apalachicola: An American Treasure…

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Florida Beer Pairings: Oyster City Brewing Company and Apalachicola

You’ve heard of pairing food and beer. How about pairing beer with authentic Florida experiences? Join us as we explore the state -- through the flavors of Florida’s craft beer culture. By Stephen Kubiak A perfect paring: something salty, something sweet. Slurp an oyster in Apalachicola, chase it…

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Florida Stories: A Walking Tour of Apalachicola

By Tom Scherberger Want to explore the cultural, historical, and architectural treasures of Apalachicola, Fla.? There’s an app for that. Just go to Florida Stories Walking Tours, and download the app created by the Florida Humanities Council. With this app you can learn, at your own pace and on…

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Apalachicola on the River: Florida History and Small-Town Appeal

With a population under 3,000, Apalachicola has preserved its history and small-town appeal. Come here for seafood, charming inns and a growing arts scene. By Terry Tomalin “Apalachicola” is a native word for “people on the other side.” Locals, however, say that Apalachicola really means “land…

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Fort Gadsden: British Fort at Apalachicola National Forest

By Hilda Mitrani Fort Gadsden, is a National Historic Landmark located in the Apalachicola National Forest. Like Fort Mosé near St. Augustine, British Fort is a precursor site to the Underground Railroad. Near Sumatra, Florida, it's approximately 15 miles from the mouth of the Apalachicola River…

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