Area Attractions
There is so much to see and do in White Springs. White Springs offers many festivals, workshops, antique shops, and outdoor activities. I've listed just a few, but there is so much more available.
Suwannee River Wilderness Trail: We are located one block from Stop #2 on the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail: The Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park and the Nature & Heritage Tourism Center. There are 22 stops on this 170-miles trail and there is so much to see and do, from picnics to taking a dip in the cool spring waters, fishing to bicycling, the possibilities are endless! For more information, call 1-800-868-9914 or visit www.SuwanneeRiver.com.
Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center: This park is dedicated to the man who made the Suwannee River so familiar to so many and devoted so much of his life to the preservation and presentation of Florida’s cultural heritage. This Florida State Park is a wonderful location for family events, special exhibits, weddings and even outdoor activities, such as canoeing camping, hiking, picnicking, bicycling. The centerpiece of the park is Stephen Foster Memorial Carillon Tower. The carillon, the world’s largest tubular bell instrument, plays beautiful music throughout each day. The Stephen Foster Center is located one block from the Bed and Breakfast on US 41 in Historic White Springs. For information, call 386-397-4331 or write Post Office Drawer G, White Springs, FL 32096.
American Canoe Adventures: American Canoe Adventures offers all you’ll need to kayak the scenic waterways of the Suwannee River. They offer excursion tours, rentals and sales. They are located at 10610 Bridge Street in White Springs, Florida. For reservationsm call 1-800-624-8081 or visit www.aca1.com.
State of Florida's Nature & Heritage Tourism Center: The Center is located right on the Suwannee River in Historic White Springs and has everything you need to plan your trip activities. From online computers to locate destinations and make reservations to pamphlets and historic items on display, you'll learn so much about Florida's history and what there is to do here. The Center is an ideal destination in itself. For more information, call 1-877-635-3655 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org/natureheritage. You can also write them at P.O. Box 849, White Springs, FL 32096.
Spring Street Antiques: Located at 16543 Spring Street (US 41), this 1900's cottage has a little of everything: furniture, glassware, linens, paper goods, silver and silverplate, from the Victorian to the Depression Era. There's even a garden nursery with locally grown native plants and concrete statuary. After browsing the store, you can sit on the front porch and enjoy something from their ice cream shop. Open most Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-4:30 and Fridays and Saturdays from 10:30-6:00pm. To contact them by phone, call 386-397-4385
White Springs Historic Walking Tour: This tour features 21 stops and is sure to give you quite a history lesson on beautiful White Springs. Our Bed 'n Breakfast (The Kendrick House) is Stop #11! You'll learn about the Seminole Indians who settled in the area, the Spring House, the Foster Memorial, and the fire of 1911 that destroyed 35 structures.
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The Telford Hotel: The Telford is the only hotel that remains from the most prosperous era of this resort town. Built in 1903 by James W. Bynum for William B. and Mary Jane Telford, the 40-room hotel offered an acetylene lighting system, its own water plant, a dairy and a vegetable garden. Known as the Hotel Jackson in the 1920s, the structure has served as a bed and breakfast, nursing home, private residence, a restaurant and headquarters for a national broadcasting company.
Suwannee Valley Alpacas: White Springs has an Alpaca farm located at 524 NW Sleepy Ct, White Springs, FL, 32096. You can call Greg Vining at 386-397-1175 or Ron Vining at 386-397-2678. You can also visit them on the web at www.alpacanation.com/suwannee.asp.