Levy County News
CLAMerica goes to Washington, D.C.
The Cedar Key Aquaculture Association will join a group of University of Florida scientists this summer and travel to the nation`s capital to educate Smithsonian Folklife Festival-goers about the importance of water. The festival, which runs from late June through early July, draws thousands to the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
A Paddler's Wilderness Paradise
"Way Down Upon The Suwannee River." Hidden deep in the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge at the foot of the Suwannee River and Gulf of Mexico, one can easily miss the confluence of the Dan May Creek and Dan May Island. On this beautiful and privately owned island sits an almost century old lodge that has been authentically restored. This architectural treasure is built from old growth cypress, heart pine timbers and planks. The “dog trot” breeze way runs through the center of the lodge and opens onto an inviting screened sleeping porch overlooking the Dan May Creek and launch.
Cedar Key wins Florida's Rural community of the year award.
(Levy County, FL) —Cedar Key has been designated Florida's Rural Community of the Year for 2009 by the US Department of Agriculture.
The Land Before Time: Pre-historic Fish in the Suwannee River
(Levy County, FL) — In the cool, dark waters of the Suwannee River, a dinosaur skims the bottom. Gulf Sturgeons, older even than the alligator, are one of the oldest fish species in the world.
It’s hard to believe these fish were around during the time of Barney Rubble and Fred Flintstone, but this particular species of fish dates back about 200 million years ago, according to the United States Geological Study.
Beat the Summer Heat in Levy County
(Levy County, FL) — With heat indexes reaching 111 degrees, it’s no wonder Florida residents are looking for a place to cool off. While having a pool in the backyard is a perk that some can enjoy, visiting the pool in Mother Nature’s backyard is even better.
Celebrate Independence Day the Levy County Way
(Levy County, FL) — Spend your Independence Day exploring all that Levy County has to offer. From one-of-a-kind festivals to breathtaking natural wonders, Levy County is the perfect place to celebrate the July 4 holiday.
Fanning Springs Named one of the Top 100 Places in America
(Levy County, FL) — Packing a picnic basket and spending a quiet day in Fanning Springs State Park may be a little more difficult this year — be prepared for crowds. The picnic site at Fanning Springs State Park has been named one of the top 25 picnic areas in the United States by Reserve America, the largest provider of campsite reservations in North America.
A Vacation that's a Little Less than Ordinary - Travel Destinations & RV Outdoor
(Levy County, FL) — If you're looking for a vacation that has you thinking outside the box, Levy County, Florida, has something for everyone! Come where you can walk the same paths as the mysterious Timucuan Indians, set your sights to the skies or the rivers for a variety of birds, manatees and other wildlife...
A Florida Tradition—Cedar Key’s Annual Seafood Festival—Comes Up on it’s 37th Year!
(Cedar Key, FL) — For the past 36 years, Cedar Key has been the location of the nationally renowned Seafood Festival. A much-anticipated weekend filled with live entertainment, arts and crafts-and not to mention delicious seafood!-this year's event will be no exception in honoring the excitement and....
Levy County Hosts Two Equestrian Endurance Rides During the Holiday Season
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Levy County, FL) — Levy County's Goethe State Forest is host to a variety of equestrian events throughout the year and is the ideal location for endurance rides. As part of the Goethe Forest Endurance Series, two such endurance rides are scheduled during this holiday season....
A Nature Experience at Every Turn, Levy County Offers Your Next Adventure—Star Gazing!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Levy County, FL) — February in Levy County, Florida, is a month filled with stargazing, covered wagon rides, and a Celebration of Life which includes a meet-and-greet with local and state officials and outdoor recreation!...
In Levy County, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Levy County, FL) - Three Levy County towns-Chiefland, Williston and Fanning Springs-are getting into the Christmas spirit as local traditions are shared during this holiday season...
Summer Festival Time Begins in levy county!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Levy County, FL) - The start of summer is around the corner, so let the festivities begin! Levy County is host to many events that celebrate the season and all that the area has to offer.
Blaze New Trails in Levy County
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Levy County, FL) - Grab the saddles and head out to Levy County. Experience miles of varied equestrian trails that wind through forests, islands and parks. With several locations to choose from, riding through Levy County will offer both horses and riders a nature-filled adventure unlike anything else...
Levy County-Outdoor Adventures for Nature Enthusiasts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Ocala, FL) - Levy County has a host of outdoor activities for nature enthusiasts of all levels. The abundance of trails, nature parks, wildlife, natural springs and rivers make Levy County a great place to discover your next adventure...
Cedar Key Clam Chowder Wins International Competition
(Levy County, FL) — On Saturday June 6, 2009 Tony's Cedar Key Clam Chowder competed at the 28th Annual Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-off at The Newport Yachting Center on America's Cup Blvd. In Newport, R.I. Thousands of Chowder lovers sampled chowders from all over the world. With all the votes counted, Tony's Cedar Key Clam Chowder was selected 1st and crowned Clam Chowder World Champion.
Levy County Unveils New Plan to Increase Tourism
(Ocala, Florida) — The Levy County Visitor’s Bureau plans to roll out a new brochure, website and logo in an effort to increase tourism for the county and its eight cities: Bronson, Cedar Key, Chiefland....