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Riding the Apalachicola River with Capt. Gill

Join us for a journey through the estuary of the Apalachicola River with Capt. Gill Autrey:

You can learn more about Capt. Gill’s River Cruises by visiting  www.captgill.com.

Here are some additional photos from our cruise on the lower Apalachicola River:

The waterfront of historic Apalachicola, Florida.
The Apalachicola River not far upstream from its mouth.
Bloody Bluff Landing was once called “Dueling Bluff.” U.S. forces occupied the bluff as a command post during the attack on the Fort at Prospect Bluff (“Negro Fort”).
Prospect Bluff, site of the British Post (later called the “Negro Fort) and Fort Gadsden, was the scene of the deadliest cannon shot in American history.
An osprey nest in the estuary of the Apalachicola River, Florida.
The beautiful marshes of the Apalachicola River estuary.

If you would like to see more about historic Apalachicola, Florida, click below for a tour of the city and its history:

Blue Springs State Park near Clio, Alabama

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.

To learn more, please visit http://alapark.com/blue-springs-state-park.

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Providence Canyon – A visit to Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon

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.

Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area near Lumpkin, Georgia.
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area near Lumpkin, Georgia.

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.

More information: www.exploresouthernhistory.com or www.gastateparks.org.

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Falling Creek Falls in Lake City, Florida

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.

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