Sunday, December 09, 2007
Spirit of Suwannee Music park
9 December 2007
As we have searched for interesting things to do in the area, we have come to realize that the big attraction here is the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park-where we are camped. This is a semi-public operated combination Music center with several indoor and outdoor stages where music performances are put on throughout the year, campground, Horse Park, hiking trails, craft center, and outdoor recreation hub with canoeing and other water sports with its own white sand beach.
It sits on 685 acres and has 7000 acres of public land all around it. We have spent much of our time hiking the park trials in the woods and along the river. We have also managed to put a fair amount of miles on our bikes inside the park boundaries. They have a 2.5 mile Christmas light display with 5 million lights in the park that bring in visitors from the greater surrounding area.
In the evenings we have attended the craft fair that includes entertainment, campfire and free hot chocolate and marshmallows with ready to hand roasting sticks for the campfire. We have enjoyed the small stage bands and even one jam session made up of campers that happen to be in the park. The park provides a building just for these get togethers.
We move on tomorrow to Panama City, but have enjoyed a quiet visit here to the Suwannee River Valley.