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Suwannee River Adventure: Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking and Folklore in Florida

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While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Canoe or kayak the dark waters of the Suwannee River and the clear, spring-fed waters of the Ichetucknee on this educational expedition. Hike 2 miles to discover Florida's only Class 3 white water rapids at Big Shoals State Park. Explore the nature of Florida's karst topography while hiking to The Blue Hole at Ichetucknee Springs. Discover regional folk life as local residents share their food, music, dance and stories and welcome you into their community. Learn about the music and life of composer Stephen Foster. Enjoy woodland picnics, study the pine and palmetto forests, and healing springs that have all left their mark on this region.


- Get on the water and on the trails in beautiful Suwanee River country.
- Square dance to the tunes of some of Florida's best musicians
-Enjoy the sounds of the world’s largest tubular bell system which resonate from the Carillion Tower.
- Feast on local home cooking at bountiful church suppers and discover regional foods — from mayhaw jelly to swamp cabbage.
- You might even run into a river otter, beaver or a manatee.

Program Notes

This time of year the weather is unpredictable, be ready for hot, cold, wet or dry. Items such as sunscreen or insect spray are sometimes useful. In the event of high water alternative paddle trips will be provided.

Activity Notes

Four to five hours of moderate physical activity some days . Hiking up to two miles. Canoeing up to eight miles. Canoe/Kayak release required.

Coordinated by Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners


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