Travel Guide to Florida
Florida’s Natural Side
You won’t find high-rises, crowds or traffic in Jackson County. Instead, villages such as Marianna, Graceville or Malone are waiting to be discovered. Browse around eclectic boutiques and antique shops. Tour Old Florida homes and underground caverns. Explore the natural beauty of Merritt’s Mill Pond and along wilderness trails.
Although Jackson County is still recovering from Hurricane Michael, many hotels, restaurants, nature trails, campgrounds and the
Florida Caverns State Park have re-opened. Rivers like the Chattahoochee and the Chipola, along which runs the beautiful Chipola River Greenway, are flowing freely again.
Northwest Florida’s first AgriTourism Trail features U-picks, farmers’ markets, fresh produce stands and farm-to-table specialties.
You can almost hear the sounds of battle at the Civil War battlefield in Marianna. Some say nocturnal visitors lurk at the 1914 bridge on the Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail.
During winter and spring, the Gene Prough
Center for the Arts at Chipola College stages a variety of performances and the college’s sports teams play to enthusiastic crowds.
So, if you’re looking for an Old Florida experience and delightful surprises at every turn, remember Jackson County.