Alabama’s Blue Springs State Park is known for two large pools fed by a natural spring that pours out 3,600 gallons of water per minute. The spring is an important source of water for the Choctawhatchee River.
Blue Springs State Park is open 365 days per year. Hours are 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Oct. 1-Feb. 28) and 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (March 1 – Sept. 30). Admission is $4 per person (ages 12-61), $1 for seniors (62+), $1 for kids (4-11) and free for kids 3 and under.
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area is a state park in Southwest Georgia that preserves one of the most unique geological areas in the South:
The park is open 7 days per week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time from September 15-April 14 and from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. from April 15-September 14. The visitor center is open on weekends from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The cost to visit is $5 per vehicle.
In addition to the canyons, the park offers picnic areas, playgrounds, hiking trails, 3 Pioneer Campsites and 6 Backcountry Campsites. Pull-in camping with hookups is available at nearby Florence Marina State Park.
Providence Canyon State Park is located at 8930 Canyon Rd, Lumpkin, GA 31815. GPS: N 32.064445 | W -84.921913.
Historic Old Indian Cave is part of Florida Caverns State Park in Marianna, Florida. The cave has been closed to the public for nearly 50 years but Two Egg TV obtained special permission to crawl inside for a look:
If you enjoyed this story, check out our streaming channel for more! Just click play below:
The Florida yew, which grows only in a tiny area of bluffs and ravines along the Apalachicola River, is one of the rarest trees in the world. Critically endangered, it might hold the secrets to battling one of the deadliest of human illnesses – cancer. The bark of the Florida yew is a source of the cancer-fighting compound taxol, which has been used to battle breast cancer, ovarian cancer, lukemia and kidney disease.
Two Egg TV went in search of one of these rare trees.
If you liked this story, be sure to watch Two Egg TV live for more! Just click play below:
Guy Meilleur, an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, says his firm can save the historic trees at the Jackson County Courthouse for less than $5,000.
The amount is stunningly small in light of the estimate of more than $37,000 previously announced by the Board of County Commissioners.
Meilleur’s firm, Historic Tree Care, specializes in saving and caring for historic trees throughout the South. He has worked on the famed oak tree “The President” at the Florida School for the Deaf & Blind in St. Augustine and the “Fairchild Oak” at Bulow Creek State Park in Ormond Beach, as well as historic trees in Andersonville, Georgia, and numerous other locations.
How did Jackson County wind up with a proposal that quoted a price more than 700% higher than the estimate from a recognized authority on historic trees?
Meilleur indicates that the initial proposal given to the county by a Tallahassee firm includes a number of elements that he does not consider necessary. “I saw nothing that indicated a need for tree removal or soil treatments or cables or lightning systems,” he wrote.
He indicated that pruning would reduce overextended limbs on all of the trees to help assure public safety and the future health of the trees themselves.
At their last meeting, the county commissioners voted to receive estimates for removing the trees. They indicate that they did so only to find out how much it would cost. The commission is scheduled to meet again tomorrow evening (Tuesday, 5/24) at 6 p.m., but the tree issue is not on their published agenda. This does not mean that they will not discuss the matter, only that no prior notice has been given to the public of plans to discuss it.
Meilleur has delivered his proposal to interim county administrator Pam Pichard.
Falling Creek Falls is an unexpected but absolutely beautiful little waterfall in Lake City, Florida. Just minutes from Interstate 10, it is a great place to stop for a walk while traveling across North Florida.
To see more great stories from the Southeast, be sure to visit our main page at www.twoegg.tv.