Folks, get your kayaking gear squared away and get ready to paddle the Suwannee River! That's right, Paddle Florida's annual fall trip on the Suwannee is coming up soon, and you don't want to be the one waving goodbye to the group at the launch. This is the fifth year for Paddle Florida on the Suwannee River, and things just keep getting better and better.
This year the trip starts at Madison Blue Spring State Park, and over the course of six days you'll make your way to Ivey Memorial Park in Branford. That's 65 miles on the river, which averages out to a little less than eleven miles per day. Nothing to it! If you haven't been on a Paddle Florida trip before, I'd definitely recommend the Suwannee trip as a good one to start off with. Don't be surprised if you end up registering for other Paddle Florida trips afterwards, though.
The registration fee for this event is $275, and if you want the Paddle Florida crew to feed you (believe me, you want this), it's an extra $150. Trust me when I say that you won't be eating ramen noodles on the side of the river. We are talking about a full-on breakfast, a light lunch and snack stops, and an awesome dinner – which is heavenly after a day on the water.
To get an idea of what a day is like on a Paddle Florida trip, take a peek at the video that I've added to this post. For more information, check out www.paddleflorida.org. Have a great six days on the Suwannee!